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TAG: bee deaths

Oregon rules misapplication caused bee deaths

January 28, 2014By

The Oregon Department of Agriculture (ODA) released findings on its investigation into bumblebee deaths at multiple sites in Oregon last spring. In June, the ODA issued a temporary rule restricting the use of products containing the active ingredients dinotefuran and imidacloprid in the wake of four separate incidents. One of these incidents involved a foliar application of Valent U.S.A. Corp.’s... read more

Firm, applicators fined in Oregon bee death incidents

January 6, 2014By

The Oregon Department of Agriculture (ODA) issued six civil penalties totaling $2,886 in connection with four bumblebee death incidents in 2013. ODA issued three civil penalties in the largest of the incidents, which occurred in Wilsonville in June. In that occasion, an estimated 50,000 bumblebees died following the application of dinotefuran on European linden trees. The state issued a $555... read more