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Assessing the impact of pesticides on pollinators

Code: 9781801464772
Christian Maus, Bayer AG, Germany; Anne Alix, Corteva Agriscience, UK; and Daniel R. Schmehl, Bayer CropScience LP, USA

Chapter synopsis:

This chapter provides an overview of the history of pollination biology, it begins by discussing the basics of pollination and goes on to discuss pollinators and their diversity. Sections also cover the ecology and evolution of floral traits, domestication and its impact on plant-pollinator relationships and how pollinators can impact agriculture. A section on modern agriculture and pollinators is also provided.

DOI: 10.19103/AS.2022.0111.14

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Table of contents
  • 1 Introduction
  • 2 History of bee testing and risk assessment
  • 3 Testing pesticide effects to pollinators
  • 4 Ecotoxicological risk assessment for pollinators
  • 5 Indirect and sublethal effects
  • 6 Risk mitigation
  • 7 Pesticide incident monitoring
  • 8 Conclusion
  • 9 Where to look for further information
  • 10 Acknowledgements
  • 11 References

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