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Thread: EU bans Bayer (imidacloprid)

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    EU bans Bayer (imidacloprid)

    http://money.cnn.com/2013/04/29/news...ticide-europe/

    I stopped using it outside long ago after I observed it killing bumble bees visiting the blooms of treated Sarracenia.

    But I still use it on my indoor CP's when needed.

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    think it says on the bottles not to use on any plant in bloom,most people ignore that though,i always thought they should of said why it should not be used on plants in bloom,then again its systemic so can stay in the plants system ,banning is the safest option,no bees and we all die of starvation in a few years they reckon

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    I saw this one coming. Directions usually say to spray in the early morning or evening - when bees are not active.
    Grand Hotel... always the same. People come, people go. Nothing ever happens.

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    interesting NAN i thought that was so it did not evaporate or burn the leaves

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    if past is prologue, the US won't be banning it anytime soon . EU's standards for chemical safety are vastly different from ours.

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    When it gets listed in PAN Canada and states like California, New York and (I think Hawaii) that follow PAN (Pesticide Action Network) will ban its use.
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    IMHO, if the EU bee population shows improvement one year after the ban, in five years you wont find it anywhere outside of 3rd world countries.

    Be like trying to find DDT and no matter how much us indoor Cp growers might love it usefulness, rightfully so
    Last edited by Av8tor1; 05-03-2013 at 10:41 AM.

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