Synthetic pesticides in agro-ecosystems: are they as detrimental to nontarget invertebrate fauna as we suspect?

Broad-spectrum pesticides used to protect field crops and pastures from invertebrate pests are frequently reported to reduce populations of nontarget fauna, but there is often little relevant field data. Nonetheless, this notion is used to promote the adoption of more selective pesticides with less impact on nontarget invertebrates, including beneficial… CONTINUE READING