Organic Approved Pesticides

Minimizing Risks to Bees.

By Eric Mader and Nancy Lee Adamson.

By definition an insecticide kills insects; because it is an organic product does not mean it is less harmful. Selecting the least toxic option and applying with care are effective ways to reduce the effects on nontarget species. This 6-page guide gives an overview of commonly available organic-approved insecticides and reviews their impact on bees and other beneficial insects.

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