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April 14, 2019 - The Scientist

Pesticide Marketed as Safe for Bees Harms Them in Study

Pesticide Marketed as Safe for Bees Harms Them in Study
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Flupyradifurone, sold as Sivanto, is reported to have greater lethal and sublethal effects on honey bees when combined with a common fungicide.

The researchers find that when honey bees encounter both FPF and a commonly used fungicide, propiconazole (PRO), the effects are worse than FPF alone.

“We demonstrate for the first time that the combination of two chemicals can cause synergistic effects on behavior of pollinators,” says coauthor Simone Tosi of the French Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety.

VA: Flupyradifurone or FPF is sold as Sivanto by Bayer.

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