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Re: E-M:/ 2003 Report links Bayer pesticide to bee deaths



------------------------------------------------------------------------- Enviro-Mich message from RC ------------------------------------------------------------------------- Here: http://www.beekeeping.com/articles/us/imidacloprid_bayer.htm
is a website that discusses imidacloprid and states that it is acutely toxic to earthworms...

This chemical is interesting... I saw an article, un referenced, that stated that there is 'concern in France' over bee deaths...

Robert Cowling
Michigan Environ-mental-ist

At 08:37 AM 5/3/2007, RC wrote:
------------------------------------------------------------------------- Enviro-Mich message from RC ------------------------------------------------------------------------- From Wikipedia:
The most widely used applications for imidacloprid in California are pest control in structures, turf pest control, grape growing, and head and leaf lettuce growing. Other widespread crop uses are rice, grains/cereals including corn (maize), potatoes, vegetables, sugar beets, fruit, cotton, and hops. Target insects include sucking insects (e.g. aphids, whiteflies, leafhoppers and planthoppers , thrips, scales, mealybugs, bugs, psyllids, and phylloxera), beetles (e.g. leaf beetles, Colorado potato beetles, rice water-weevils, wireworms, grubs, and flea beetles), and others (e.g. lepidopterous leaf­miners, some diptera, termites, locusts, and fleas).
When used for seed treatments, it is sold under the trade names Akteur, Amigo, Baytan Secur, Chinook, El Hombre, Escocet, Gaucho, Gaucho Blé, Gaucho CS, Gaucho Maícero, Gaucho MZ, Gaucho Orge, Gaucho Primo, Gaucho T, Gaucho MT, Gaucho XT, Genesis, Faibel, Ferial Blé, Férial Orge, Imprimo, Manta Plus, Monceren Extra, Monceren G, Monceren GT, Montur, Prestige, Prestige M, Raxil Secur, Seed-one, Sibutol Secur, Yunta and Zorro FS 236.
When used on citrus, coffee, cotton, fruits, grapes, potatoes, rice, soybeans, sugarcane, tobacco and vegetables as a insecticde spray, it is sold under the trade names Admire, Confidor, Connect, Evidence, Leverage, Muralla, Provado and Trimax.
It is marketed as Premise for termite control and Advantage in the US and Europe for flea control on pets. It is also sold under the trade names Merit, Admire, Confidor and Winner, as well as Hachikusan (in Japan).
HTAYQ...

Robert Cowling
Michigan Environ-mental-ist

At 07:39 AM 5/3/2007, Carey Pauquette-Schalm wrote:
Hello,
 
What is imidacloprid used in besides Bayer's product to deal with emerald ash borer? 
 
Thanks,
Carey Pauquette-Schalm
Administrator
Citizens for Alternatives to Chemical Contamination
Phone (989) 544-3318
www.caccmi.org
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