Research: Miscellaneous

 

Miscellaneous

Pesticide Use Maps by the USGS

The pesticide-use maps provided on this web site show the geographic distribution of estimated use on agricultural land in the conterminous United States for numerous pesticides. Maps were created by allocating county-level use estimates to agricultural land within each county. A graph accompanies each map, which shows annual national use by major crop for the mapped pesticide for each year during the period. These pesticide use estimates are suitable for evaluating national and regional patterns and trends of annual pesticide use. The reliability of estimates, however, generally decreases with scale and these maps are not intended for detailed evaluations, such as within or between specific individual counties.

http://water.usgs.gov/nawqa/pnsp/usage/maps/

Pesticide Residues and Bees – A Risk Assessment, Francisco Sanchez-Bayo , Koichi Goka, PLOS, Published: April 9, 2014
http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0094482

Chronic sublethal stress causes bee colony failure
Authors  First published: 6 October 2013  http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/ele.12188/full

Wildflower companion plants increase pest parasitation and yield in cabbage fields: Experimental demonstration and call for caution
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1049964414000917

 

National Pesticide Information Center

Pesticide Statistics

http://npic.orst.edu/ingred/stats.html

Pesticide regulation in the U.S.- a history
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pesticide_regulation_in_the_United_States#State_Regulation

Plan Bee- Living without pesticides

http://www.greenpeace.org/international/Global/international/publications/agriculture/2014/466-Plan-Bee.pdf

Decrease you chemical usage courtesy of the Colorado State Beekeepers

http://coloradobeekeepers.org/education/help-the-honeybee/insecticides/

Mosquito Control- from the Pesticide Research Institute blog

http://www.pesticideresearch.com/site/?page_id=7230

Four new studies are a buzzkill for bees

http://modernfarmer.com/2013/07/four-new-studies-are-big-bummers-for-bees/

A guide to growing a climate-friendly lawn and garden

http://spcpweb.org/attachments/Chicago_Grows_Green_Guide.pdf

Rapid behavioral maturation accelerates failure of stressed honey bee colonies
http://www.pnas.org/content/early/2015/02/04/1422089112.short?rss=1

Bees have an inbuilt SAT-NAV study reveals
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2646418/Bees-inbuilt-SAT-NAV-navigate-study-reveals.html

What’s On My Food informational website

Integrated Pest Management

French Charter for Bees

France to ban daytime pesticide spraying to protect bees

http://www.fwi.co.uk/articles/07/05/2014/144426/france-to-ban-daytime-pesticide-spraying-to-protect.htm

Economic Consequences of Pollinator Declines: A Synthesis by Dana Marie Bauer and Ian Sue Wing    http://ageconsearch.umn.edu/bitstream/95903/2/bauer%20-%20current.pdf

The Plight of the Honey Bee by Rabobank   http://www.ishs.org/sites/default/files/news-documents/rabobank_industrynote_252_2011_honeybees.pdf

The Plight of the Honeybee by National Geographic http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2013/13/130510-honeybee-bee-science-european-union-pesticides-colony-collapse-epa-science/

Fat bees, Skinny bees: a nutritional manual  http://www.beesource.com/forums/showthread.php?261619-Fat-Bees-Skinny-Bees-Manual-on-Honey-Bee-Nutrition-for-Beekeepers

 

 

Bee Inspection Guide May 2013    http://www.epa.gov/compliance/resources/policies/monitoring/fifra/bee-inspection-guide.pdf

EPA Glossary  http://www.epa.gov/pesticides/glossary/

Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) Inspection Manual    http://www.epa.gov/oecaerth/resources/publications/monitoring/fifra/manuals/fiframanual.pdf

Pesticide Risk Assessment for Pollinators: Summary of a SETAC Pellston Workshop   https://c.ymcdn.com/sites/www.setac.org/resource/resmgr/publications_and_resources/executivesummarypollinators_.pdf

Agricultural Act of 2014  http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/BILLS-113hr2642enr/pdf/BILLS-113hr2642enr.pdf

Adverse effects reporting: FIFRA 6(a)(2)
http://www.epa.gov/pesticides/fifra6a2/

Pesticide reg. notice 98-3- Guidance on Final FIFRA 6(a)(2)
http://www.epa.gov/PR_Notices/pr98-3.pdf
Reporting requirements for Risk benefit Information
http://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?c=ecfr&SID=da00bf92d8121926cb2d19fdf8882dbd&rgn=div5&view=text&node=40:25.0.1.1.10&idno=40#40:25.0.1.1.10.2.1.3

Cross-cultural Regulation: An Analysis of pesticide regulation in Japan and the United States
http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p_mla_apa_research_citation/3/7/4/3/3/p374333_index.html

International Comparison of Regulatory Frameworks for Food Products of Biotechnology
http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=20&ved=0CF8QFjAJOAo&url=http%3A%2F%2Fbch.cbd.int%2Fdatabase%2Fattachment%2F%3Fid%3D2555&ei=-Y3hU8y4B5KQyASh44DIDA&usg=AFQjCNFmoYoJmzy_Joz6MOvhJxM99v3UJg

IUPAC- regulatory requirements
http://agrochemicals.iupac.org/index.php?option=com_sobi2&sobi2Task=sobi2Details&catid=6&sobi2Id=33

Pesticide regulation in the U.S.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pesticide_regulation_in_the_United_States

UNESCO- the precautionary principle
http://unesdoc.unesco.org/images/0013/001395/139578e.pdf

 

Where is the UK’s pollinator biodiversity? The importance of urban areas for flower-visiting insects
http://rspb.royalsocietypublishing.org/content/282/1803/20142849

Pollination and Plant Resources Change the Nutritional Quality of Almonds for Human Health
http://www.plosone.org/article/info:doi/10.1371/journal.pone.0090082

Pollinator-Friendly Farming  http://njsustainingfarms.rutgers.edu/dontkill.html

Increasing cropping system diversity balances productivity, profitability, and environmental health     http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0047149

Impact of honey bee pollination activities on Bt cotton production in northern Alabama
http://www.alabees.com/impact_of_honey_bee_pollination_.htm

Managed honeybees increase onion seed yield and quality
http://www.lrrd.org/lrrd26/1/gebr26008.htm

Importance of bee pollination for cotton production in conventional and organic farms in Brazil   To view PDF select this link

Improved pollination will improve yields: Some history to back this up
http://www.beesource.com/point-of-view/joe-traynor/improved-pollination-will-improve-yields-some-history-to-back-this-up/

Pollination of soybean by Honey bees
http://www.scielo.br/pdf/babt/v48n1/a05v48n1

Pollinator decline: US Agro-Socio-Economic impacts and responses
http://www.asciencejournal.net/asj/index.php/NES/article/view/430

Pollination: a grower’s last chance to increase yields
http://interests.caes.uga.edu/insectlab/agimpact.html

Enhancing seed production of three brassica vegetables by honey bee pollination in north-western Himalayas of India
http://www.hrpub.org/download/201310/ujar.2013.010301.pdf

Honey bees and blueberry pollination
http://umaine.edu/blueberries/factsheets/bees/629-honey-bees-and-blueberry-pollination/

Managing for higher yields
http://www.agriculturesnetwork.org/magazines/global/28-1-insects/managing-for-higher-yields

Organic farming improves pollination success in strawberries

http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0031599

Contribution of pollinator-mediated crops to nutrients in the human food supply

http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0021363

Milkweed-New cash crop for farmers
http://www.wiu.edu/AltCrops/milkweed.htm

 

 

Histopathological changes in the gonads of Male rabbits (Oryctolagus cuniculus) on exposure to imidacloprid insecticide
http://www.entomoljournal.com/vol2Issue4/pdf/85.1.pdf

Dr. Lorrin Pang, MD, Department of Health Maui County District Health Officer, shares his personal concerns about the safety of GMO food products and the industry’s lack of regulation. 2013.
http://gmwatch.org/index.php/videos/food-safety-videos/15379-dr-lorrin-pang-m-d-concerns-about-gmo-foods

Why amphibians are more sensitive than mammals to Xenobiotics

http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0007699

Plant pollinator coextinctions and the loss of plant functional and phylogenetic diversity

http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0081242

 

Major pesticides are more toxic to human cells than their declared active principles

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3955666/

 

Risk and prognostic factors of inpatient mortality associated with unintentional insecticide and herbicide poisonings: a retrospective cohort study

http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0045627

Study finds association between maternal exposure to agricultural pesticides and autism
http://medicalxpress.com/news/2014-06-association-maternal-exposure-agricultural-pesticides.html

 

Research funding essential to keep honey bees abuzz

http://m.westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/research-funding-essential-keep-honey-bees-abuzz

 

Responding to an S.O.S. from the Commercial Beekeeping Industry,” a recent Innovations in Agriculture and Rural Development webinar presented by Marla Spivak (UMN) and hosted by the North Central Regional Center for Rural Development     http://ncrcrd.msu.edu/ncrcrd/innovations_in_agriculture_and_rural_development

 

Living History Farm, York, Nebraska for a history of farming from the 1920’s to today

http://www.livinghistoryfarm.org/farminginthe1920s.html

California Drought Tough on Honeybee Health

http://m.westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/california-drought-tough-honeybee-health?page=3

We are all one- a short video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N-EWIp1IPmM

 

 

Hearing to review the status of pollinator health including colony collapse disorder- June 26, 2008 (sub-committee on horticulture and organic agriculture)

http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/CHRG-110hhrg50679/html/CHRG-110hhrg50679.htm

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