Research: 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.

Pesticide Residues and Bees – A Risk Assessment, Francisco Sanchez-Bayo , Koichi Goka, PLOS, Published: April 9, 2014

Chronic sublethal stress causes bee colony failure
Authors  First published: 6 October 2013

Wildflower companion plants increase pest parasitation and yield in cabbage fields: Experimental demonstration and call for caution


National Pesticide Information Center

Pesticide Statistics

Pesticide regulation in the U.S.- a history

Plan Bee- Living without pesticides

Decrease you chemical usage courtesy of the Colorado State Beekeepers

Mosquito Control- from the Pesticide Research Institute blog

Four new studies are a buzzkill for bees

A guide to growing a climate-friendly lawn and garden

Rapid behavioral maturation accelerates failure of stressed honey bee colonies

Bees have an inbuilt SAT-NAV study reveals

What’s On My Food informational website

Integrated Pest Management

French Charter for Bees

France to ban daytime pesticide spraying to protect bees

Economic Consequences of Pollinator Declines: A Synthesis by Dana Marie Bauer and Ian Sue Wing

The Plight of the Honey Bee by Rabobank

The Plight of the Honeybee by National Geographic

Fat bees, Skinny bees: a nutritional manual



Bee Inspection Guide May 2013

EPA Glossary

Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) Inspection Manual

Pesticide Risk Assessment for Pollinators: Summary of a SETAC Pellston Workshop

Agricultural Act of 2014

Adverse effects reporting: FIFRA 6(a)(2)

Pesticide reg. notice 98-3- Guidance on Final FIFRA 6(a)(2)
Reporting requirements for Risk benefit Information

Cross-cultural Regulation: An Analysis of pesticide regulation in Japan and the United States

International Comparison of Regulatory Frameworks for Food Products of Biotechnology

IUPAC- regulatory requirements

Pesticide regulation in the U.S.

UNESCO- the precautionary principle


Where is the UK’s pollinator biodiversity? The importance of urban areas for flower-visiting insects

Pollination and Plant Resources Change the Nutritional Quality of Almonds for Human Health

Pollinator-Friendly Farming

Increasing cropping system diversity balances productivity, profitability, and environmental health

Impact of honey bee pollination activities on Bt cotton production in northern Alabama

Managed honeybees increase onion seed yield and quality

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

Pollination of soybean by Honey bees

Pollinator decline: US Agro-Socio-Economic impacts and responses

Pollination: a grower’s last chance to increase yields

Enhancing seed production of three brassica vegetables by honey bee pollination in north-western Himalayas of India

Honey bees and blueberry pollination

Managing for higher yields

Organic farming improves pollination success in strawberries

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

Milkweed-New cash crop for farmers



Histopathological changes in the gonads of Male rabbits (Oryctolagus cuniculus) on exposure to imidacloprid insecticide

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.

Why amphibians are more sensitive than mammals to Xenobiotics

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


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


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

Study finds association between maternal exposure to agricultural pesticides and autism


Research funding essential to 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


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

California Drought Tough on Honeybee Health

We are all one- a short video



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

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