After hearing from stakeholders, Ontario’s proposed regulations to protect pollinators will come into effect July 1. The new regs call for a reduction in the number of acres with neonicotinoid-treated corn and soybean seed by 80% by 2017.
The province has set out proposed regulations on reducing neonicotinoid pesticide use, which affect pollinator health, by 80 per cent by 2017. The public can comment on the draft until May 7
OMAFRA and the Ontario Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change say the reduction will protect pollinator health, but not everyone agrees with the motion
ECO released its annual report, tackling a number of topics, including neonicotinoids and honey bee declines, which may be a warning of a larger ecological problem