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Neo-nic pesticides need more examination – Morning Report

John Kerr posted in on October 6th, 2015.

Radio New Zealand’s Morning Report examines the issue of neonicotinoid pesticides and their impact on New Zealand’s beehives. Lois Williams spoke to Harvard Professor Alex Lu, whose research has shown previously that New Zealand pollens contain more neonicotinoids than samples obtained in the US. You can listen the report below.

Wild pollinators crucial – experts respond

John Kerr posted in on March 1st, 2013.

A massive international study of 600 field trials from around the globe (including New Zealand) highlights the importance of wild insects in spreading pollen for agricultural crops, and warns of excessive reliance on honeybees. The study, published in Science, found that wild insects pollinate crops more effectively than managed honeybees, leading to twice as much […]

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