3 years ago

Sulfoxaflor exposure reduces bumblebee reproductive success

Mark J. F. Brown, Harry Siviter, Ellouise Leadbeater

Intensive agriculture currently relies on pesticides to maximize crop yield1,2. Neonicotinoids are the most widely used insecticides globally3, but increasing evidence of negative impacts on important pollinators4,5,6,7,8,9 and other non-target organisms10 has led to legislative reassessment and created demand for the development of alternative products. Sulfoximine-based insecticides are the most likely successor11, and are either licensed for use or under consideration for licensing in several worldwide markets3, including within the European Union

Publisher URL: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41586-018-0430-6

DOI: 10.1038/s41586-018-0430-6

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