Seed coating with a neonicotinoid insecticide negatively affects wild bees

@article{Rundlf2015SeedCW,
  title={Seed coating with a neonicotinoid insecticide negatively affects wild bees},
  author={Maj Rundl{\"o}f and Georg K. S. Andersson and Riccardo Bommarco and Ingemar Fries and Veronica Hederstr{\"o}m and Lina Herbertsson and Ove Jonsson and Bj{\"o}rn Kristian Klatt and Thorsten Rahbek Pedersen and Johanna Yourstone and Henrik G. Smith},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2015},
  volume={521},
  pages={77-80}
}
Understanding the effects of neonicotinoid insecticides on bees is vital because of reported declines in bee diversity and distribution and the crucial role bees have as pollinators in ecosystems and agriculture. [...] Key Result In a study with replicated and matched landscapes, we found that seed coating with Elado, an insecticide containing a combination of the neonicotinoid clothianidin and the non-systemic pyrethroid β-cyfluthrin, applied to oilseed rape seeds, reduced wild bee density, solitary bee…Expand
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