Tag Archives: Pollination

Pesticides: interactions between agrochemicals increase their harm to bees

Jinning Li/Shutterstock Harry Siviter, Royal Holloway University of London A doctor will always ask if you are on any other medication before they write you a prescription. This is because pharmaceuticals can interact with each other and potentially disrupt the treatment, or even harm the patient. But when agrochemicals, such as pesticides, are licensed for use on farms, little attention …

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Boosting bee diversity can help stabilise crop production – new research

A hornfaced bee on a catkin. Bildagentur Zoonar GmbH/Shutterstock Deepa Senapathi, University of Reading There are over 20,000 bee species and together they help pollinate more than 75% of the world’s leading food crops. Honeybees tend to hog the limelight, but few realise how important diversity is to this process. Having lots of different species of pollinating insects on farmland …

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