Northwest and Allee Research and Demonstration Farms

Use by Honeybees of Flowering Resources In and Around Corn Fields

Authors: Mary Harris (Iowa State University) , Reid Palmer (Iowa State University) , Joel Coats (Iowa State University)

  • Use by Honeybees of Flowering Resources In and Around Corn Fields

    Northwest and Allee Research and Demonstration Farms

    Use by Honeybees of Flowering Resources In and Around Corn Fields

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Abstract

Corn seeds and seedlings are susceptible to attack by several early-season insect pests. Seed treatments have emerged as a means of reducing these insects. Seed-adhered insecticides include members of the class of chemicals referred to as neonicotinoids, which have been demonstrated to adversely affect honeybees. Pollen and nectar that foraging bees collect may be contaminated with neonicotinoids via direct spray, by plant translocation following treatment, and by contaminated dust generated during treatedseed planting.

Keywords: Natural Resource Ecology and Management, Entomology, Agronomy

How to Cite:

Harris, M. & Palmer, R. & Coats, J., (2015) “Use by Honeybees of Flowering Resources In and Around Corn Fields”, Iowa State University Research and Demonstration Farms Progress Reports 2014(1).

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Published on
01 Jan 2015
Peer Reviewed