Protecting Bees from Pesticides (an app and a PDF), by Pacific Northwest Extension

Authors Louisa Hooven, Ramesh R. Sagili Department of Horticulture, Oregon State University Erik Johansen Overview Oregon State University has released a smartphone app designed to help farmers and beekeepers protect bees from pesticides while in the field. Growers might also find this app useful if they search for products by the chemical name (the active [...]

Search Pesticides by Level of Risk for Bees

University of California's Integrated Pest Management Program has put together a searchable database that lists numerous pesticides and their known level of risks for bees. Simply search for pesticides by their common name, add them to the list, and view their ratings of toxicity for bees. Ratings range from I to III, with I being [...]

Best management practices to protect bees from pesticides, by Univ. of California IPM

The University of California Statewide IPM Program has developed a list of best management practices to protect bees from pesticides. Their list also provides various links to additional resources. Excerpts from BMP List Identify what species of bees are present at the site and learn the specific ways to protect them. Alkali bees, bumble bees, [...]

Toxicity of Common Lawn, Garden, and Ornamental Pesticides to Bees

Authors Mark Shour Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Adam Thoms Department of Agriculture, Iowa State University Lina Rodriguez-Salamanca Plant and Insect Diagnostic Clinic, Iowa State University Overview This Iowa Extension and Outreach team has pulled together information on various common pesticides, covering insecticides, herbicides, and fungicides. Within each table, they rate  products on their [...]

Household Level Demand Analysis of Ornamental Plants in the United States

The demand estimates for different ornamental plants provide insights to policy makers who regulate and promote the ornamental plant markets. The foliage plants are found to be more price-responsive relative to annual and perennial plants. We also find that a majority of plants are expenditure-elastic, and that the expenditure elasticities for foliage products show great variability. […]

Best Management Practices (BMPs) for Bee Health in the Horticultural Industry

Overview It is not fully understood how systemic insecticides travel from the area of treatment to nectar and pollen in plants. It is also unknown how long insecticidal residues remain in plants and at what concentrations. The Horticultural Research Institute started research to answer those questions and created the Best Management Practices (BMPs) for Bee […]

The Insecticide and Miticide Mode of Action Field Guide

A resource to assist in managing arthropod pests of turfgrass and ornamental plants. Most insecticides affect one of the five essential biological processes or systems in arthropods: 1) the nervous system; 2) metabolic energy production; 3) growth; 4) physiological or structural function (including feeding and water balance); and 5) targeting midgut membrane integrity. Pesticide resistance […]