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Impacts on Pollinators


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More than 35% of food production is linked to bee activity. What causes colony collapse? How can producers meet new risk assessment guidance? SGS services help to mitigate risk and improve production.
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Impacts on Pollinators

  1. 1. IMPACTS ON 5 to 6 weeks Treatment against the Varroa mite bee pest poses a risk to bees Multiple pesticide residues are found in honey Reduced quantity of pollen and nectar due to urbanization and monoculture of food production is linked to bee activity Colony Collapse Disorder SGS PROVIDES: EUROPEAN SEED TREATMENT ASSURANCE CERTIFICATION SOME CAUSES: Pollen & Nectar Studies Guttation Study Residue Analysis Dust Drift Studies ESTA Certification ESTA GLP Seed Treatment Dust-off Analysis Reduces colony populations by more than 30% POLLINATORS More than 35% Exposure routes are equal to North America but also include water (guttation, puddle) EU Exposure routes are oral (pollen, nectar) and contact (spray, dust) NORTH AMERICA Worker bees life Demonstrates the quality of seed treatments and treated seeds. EU and North America bee risk assessment guidance from EFSA and the EPA. VS