Research: Pollinators and Crop Yields

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ALFALFA

Attractiveness of Agricultural Crops to Pollinating Bees for the Collection of Nectar and/or Pollen, USDA, 2015, http://www.ree.usda.gov/ree/news/Attractiveness_of_Agriculture_crops_to_pollinating_bees_Report-FINAL.pdf

Effects of Pest Management Practices on Pests and Alfalfa Leafcutting Bees in Alfalfa Seed, Project Number: 2080-21000-015-20 , Project Type: Specific Cooperative Agreement , Start Date: Sep 01, 2014 ; End Date: May 30, 2017, https://www.ars.usda.gov/research/projects/projects.htm?accn_no=427333

MANAGEMENT OF LYGUS SPP. (HEMIPTERA: MIRIDAE) IN ALFALFA SEED, University of Idaho,  National Institute of Food and Agriculture, 2004-2009, http://reeis.usda.gov/web/crisprojectpages/0202036-management-of-lygus-spp-hemiptera-miridae-in-alfalfa-seed.html

Effects of Pest Management Practices on Pests and Alfalfa Leafcutting Bees in Alfalfa Seed, Project Number: 2080-21000-015-20 , Project Type: Specific Cooperative Agreement , Start Date: Sep 01, 2014 ; End Date: May 30, 2017, https://www.ars.usda.gov/research/projects/projects.htm?accn_no=427333

 

USDA- Agricultural Research Services Research Project: Lethal and Sublethal Effects of a Systemic Pesticide on Alfalfa Leafcutter Bees, Location: Pollinating Insects– Biology, Management and Systematics Research , Project Number: 2080-21000-015-24 , Project Type: Specific Cooperative Agreement , Start Date: Sep 01, 2014 , End Date: May 30, 2017, http://www.ars.usda.gov/research/projects/projects.htm?accn_no=427395

 

CORN

Planting of neonicotinoid-treated maize poses risks for honey bees and other non-target organisms over a wide area without consistent crop yield benefit, C. H. Krupke , J. D. Holland1 , E. Y. Long and B. D. Eitzer, Journal of Applied Ecology 2017, doi: 10.1111/1365-2664.12924     http://pollinatorstewardship.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/Krupke-et-al-2017-neonic-corn-seeds.pdf

 

Assessment of the environmental exposure of honeybees to particulate matter containing neonicotinoid insecticides coming from corn coated seeds,” Tapparo A, Marton D, Giorio C, Zanella A, Soldà L, Marzaro M, Vivan L, Girolami V. Environ Sci Technol., 2012 Mar 6;46 (5):2592-9. doi: 10.1021/es2035152. Epub 2012 Feb 17. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22292570

 

 Neonicotinoid clothianidin adversely affects insect immunity and promotes replication of a viral pathogen in honey bees,” Gennaro Di Prisco, Valeria Cavaliere,  Desiderato Annoscia, Paola Varricchio,  Emilio Caprio, Francesco Nazzi, Giuseppe Gargiulo, and Francesco Pennacchio, Edited by Gene E. Robinson, University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign, Urbana, IL, and approved October 1, 2013 (received for review August 8, 2013), http://www.pnas.org/content/110/46/18466

 

Widespread occurrence of neonicotinoid insecticides in streams in a high corn and soybean producing region, USA, Michelle L. Hladik a, *, Dana W. Kolpin b, Kathryn M. Kuivila c, a U.S. Geological Survey, California Water Science Center, 6000 J Street, Placer Hall, Sacramento, CA 95819, USA, b U.S. Geological Survey, Iowa Water Science Center, 400 S. Clinton Street, Iowa City, IA 52244, USA, c U.S. Geological Survey, Oregon Water Science Center, 2130 SW 5th Avenue, Portland, OR 97201, USA,Received 6 May 2014; Received in revised form 26 June 2014, Accepted 27 June, https://pubs.er.usgs.gov/publication/70117614

 

Widespread Use and Frequent Detection of Neonicotinoid Insecticides in Wetlands of Canada’s Prairie Pothole Region. Main AR, Headley JV, Peru KM, Michel NL, Cessna AJ, et al. (2014), PLoS ONE 9(3): e92821. doi:10.1371/journal.pone, http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0092821

 

Neonicotinoid-Contaminated Puddles of Water Represent a Risk of Intoxication for Honey Bees, Olivier Samson-Robert1, Genevieve Labrie, Madeleine Chagnon, Valerie Fournier, http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0108443

COTTON

Bees work to improve cotton yields, Doreen Muzzi Farm Press Editorial Staff | Southeast Farm Press  Dec. 5, 2001  http://southeastfarmpress.com/bees-work-improve-cotton-yields

Importance of bee pollination for cotton production in conventional and organic farms in Brazil
 Journal of Pollinator Ecology, 3(16), 2014, pp 15, 1-160
http://www.pollinationecology.org/index.php?journal=jpe&page=article&op=view&path[]=259

 IMPACT OF HONEY BEE POLLINATION ACTIVITIES ON Bt COTTON PRODUCTION IN NORTHERN ALABAMA , Department of Plant and Soil Science, Alabama A&M University  http://www.alabees.com/impact_of_honey_bee_pollination_.htm

Best Management Practices for Tarnished Plant Bug in Cotton, Jeff Gore, Angus Catchot, Don Cook, and Fred Musser, Mississippi State University Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station and Mississippi State University Extension Service, http://www.mississippi-crops.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/Best-Management-Practices-for-Tarnished-Plant-Bug-in-Cotton.pdf

 

Pollination: Crop Pollination Requirements, The University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, http://www.ent.uga.edu/bees/pollination/crop-pollination.html

 

Organic Cotton Production, Martin Guerena and Preston Sullivan, NCAT Agriculture Specialists, Published 2003, IP233, https://attra.ncat.org/attra-pub/viewhtml.php?id=89#Insect

 

 

SORGHUM

Attractiveness of Agricultural Crops to Pollinating Bees for the Collection of Nectar and/or Pollen 2015, United States Department of Agriculture, http://www.ree.usda.gov/ree/news/Attractiveness_of_Agriculture_crops_to_pollinating_bees_Report-FINAL.pdf

 

Indications of Bee Pollination in Sorghum and its Implications in Transgenic Biosafety, MR Schmidt1,* and G Bothma2 (1. Institute of RiskResearch, University of Vienna, Tuerkenschanzstr. 17/8,1180 Vienna, Austria; 2. Agricultural Research Council –Roodeplaat, Vegetable and Ornamental Plant InstituteVOPI, Biotechnology Division, Private Bag X293,Pretoria, 0001, Gauteng, South Africa)http://www.markusschmidt.eu/pdf/ISMN-46_05_Schmidt_Bothma.pdf

G98-1347 Protecting Bees When Using Insecticides, Marion D. Ellis, University of Nebraska – Lincoln, mellis3@unl.edu, Frederick P. Baxendale, University of Nebraska – Lincoln, fbaxendale1@unl.edu, David L. Keith, University of Nebraska–Lincoln, http://pesticidestewardship.org/PollinatorProtection/Documents/Bees_Insecticides_Neb1998.pd

The University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture, Sorghum – Thinking About Sugarcane Aphid Control in 2015, Author: Scott Stewart, IPM Extension Specialist, http://news.utcrops.com/2015/03/sorghum-thinking-sugarcane-aphid-control-2015/#sthash.Idyn0pVX.dpuf

Management Guidelines for Sugarcane Aphids in MS Grain Sorghum 2015, By Angus Catchot, Extension Entomologist, Jeff Gore, Research and Extension Entomologist and Don Cook, Research Entomologist February 24, 2015 16:42,  http://www.mississippi-crops.com/2015/02/24/management-guidelines-for-sugarcane-aphids-in-ms-grain-sorghum-2015/#sthash.q3SCROYP.qQcEYtDN.dpuf

 

USDA- Agricultural Research Services Research Project: Lethal and Sublethal Effects of a Systemic Pesticide on Alfalfa Leafcutter Bees, Location: Pollinating Insects– Biology, Management and Systematics Research , Project Number: 2080-21000-015-24 , Project Type: Specific Cooperative Agreement , Start Date: Sep 01, 2014 , End Date: May 30, 2017, http://www.ars.usda.gov/research/projects/projects.htm?accn_no=427395

 

 

TANK MIXES

Spray Toxicity and Risk Potential of 42 Commonly Used Formulations of Row Crop Pesticides to Adult Honey Bees (Hymenoptera: Apidae), YU CHENG ZHU, JOHN ADAMCZYK,  THOMAS RINDERER,  JIANXIU YAO,  ROBERT DANKA,
RANDALL LUTTRELL, AND JEFF GORE, J., Econ. Entomol. 1–8 (2015); DOI: 10.1093/jee/tov269     http://pollinatorstewardship.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/spray-toxicity-and-risk-of-42-pestcides.pdf

 

EMERGENCY EXEMPTIONS FOR PESTICIDE USE

Code of Federal Regulations, Title 40, Chapter 1, Subchapter E, PART 166—EXEMPTION OF FEDERAL AND STATE AGENCIES FOR USE OF PESTICIDES UNDER EMERGENCY CONDITIONS, Subpart A, General Provisions, §166.2   Types of exemptions.  http://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?SID=dcb4e604ce325c91bbf1e019108eefb9&node=pt40.24.166&rgn=div5#se40.24.166_13

 

 

 

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