The Horticultural Research Institute just released a pdf summarizing some BMPs for protecting pollinators from insecticides in greenhouse and nursery production and in landscapes. The crux of it is read the label and follow some basic IPM practices like using alternative management tactics. However, there is also good advice like do not drench ‘bee attractive’ plants with clothianidin, dinotefuran, imidacloprid, or thiamethoxam. And, avoid spraying plants with these products within 3 weeks of shipping. Find other information in a previous post highlighting resources from Michigan State and on the ecoipm Native Pollinator Site.
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