Nosema and Neonicotinoid Pesticides Act Synergistically to Kill Honeybees

Prof. Joe Cummins presents evidence that parasitic fungi can kill insects when low, otherwise non-lethal concentrations of pesticides are present

The neonicotinoid insecticides used to dress seeds are systematic, and accumulate in plant parts including the flowers. Hence honeybees collecting pollen will become exposed to the pesticide, and become more susceptible to fungal pathogens. The parasitic fungus, Nosema ceranae, a single celled parasite was indeed found in CCD-affected bee hives from around the USA.



Imidacloprid maakt schimmels 10000x gevaarlijker voor termieten

De producent prijst het product Premise 200SC (werkzame stof imidacloprid) dat wordt ingezet tegen termieten als volgt aan:

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What is Premise 200SC plus Nature?

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Premise 200SC containing the active ingredient imidacloprid, belong to new chloronicotinyl group of chemicals."

Dit is consistent met de bevindingen van Joe Cummins