Purdue professors release EAB, pollinator safety tools

March 17, 2015 -  By
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A screenshot of Purdue’s neonic pollinator website.

Professors in the department of entomology at Purdue University released two new resources regarding emerald ash borer (EAB) and pollinator safety.

The resources include EAB self-study courses and a neonicotinoid pollinator website.

Each self-study course—with options targeted toward green industry professionals, master gardeners and/or mangers of outdoor recreation areas—is made up of 100 slides to guide professionals through the history, biology and management of EAB. The courses review the latest tools for diagnosing and assessing trees for EAB and provide suggestions for how to come to management decisions based on Purdue’s insecticide recommendations that were revised in June 2014 to address how to apply imidacloprid, dinotefuran, azadirachtin and emamectin benzoate.

The mobile-friendly neonic pollinator website acts as a forum for green industry professionals seeking insight on how to use neonic insecticides such as imidacloprid, dinotefuran and acetamiprid and their affects on pollinators. The site also houses fact sheets and links to other resources to offer further background on this controversy.

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