Impact of Repeated Use of Neonicotinoid Treated Seed in Grain Crop Rotations on Non-target Invertebrates & Soil Microbes
Sustainable Production
Biotic stressCrop protectionField management Pest
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This is the first year of this project.
Lead Principal Investigator:
Galen Dively, University of Maryland
Co-Principal Investigators:
Kelly Hamby, University of Maryland
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Brief Project Summary:

This study looks at the effects of neonicotinoids in two novel ways. First, it addresses potential cumulative effects over a back-to-back three-year rotation instead of seed treatments in a single crop. Second, it considers the effects of neonicotinoid seed treatment not on a few select species or a single type of organism, but on a wide range of organisms, including soil and plant dwelling arthropods, soil microbes and winter annual plants. The goal is to better understand both the benefits and risks of using two neonicotinoid seed treatments in a three-year grain crop rotation.

Key Benefactors:
farmers, agronomists, Extension agents

Information And Results
Final Project Results

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