Drs. Christian Krupke and Greg Hunt hosted a webinar on Monday, April 9th. Following are comments from Jim Mintert, as well as a link to the site.
"Dr. Christian Krupke and Dr. Greg Hunt, Purdue Extension Entomology, will host a webinar on Monday, April 9th from 10 a.m. (EDT) until approximately 11 a.m. that will provide an overview of current research at Purdue and elsewhere on the impact of neonicotinoid treated seed on honeybees.
"Most of the annual crop acreage planted in North America this year will be planted with neonicotinoid treated seed. Neonicotinoids are extremely toxic to honey bees and recent research suggests that honey bees foraging near these types of plantings may be at risk. The risk is greatest during the period while crops are being planted. In addition to providing an overview of the research, the webinar will offer suggestions for both field crop growers and beekeepers that can minimize the chances of honey bee exposure to these chemicals in the field. Questions can be submitted during the webinar as well."
The link for the webinar is here - click and then select Box 1: Webinar