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List of Pesticides Containing Neonicotinoids
June 01, 2015
Hi,

June 1st.

Time has passed me by.

A reminder to clean your bird feeders and keep the water sources fresh and clean.

A mild setback :-(

Yolanda went had surgery Friday morning and is still there, for "Cleanup Procedure" on her spine and incision area.

A rather large lump developed and the doctor wanted to go in to clean it up, and check things out.

Until lab results come in, there are no real answers.

It appears to have been a leaky suture on the spine.

Yet it could be an infection.

Or both.

We had hoped to have her home this past weekend.

We are so weary.

Still........

You stand and fight, for the enemy will try at least one last assault.

You stand when you think you cannot stand another minute.

"Greater is He who is in me, than he who is in the world." (1John 4:4).

Here is a brief reminder from last week, and some neonic products you may have in your garage or shed.

Enjoy.

Neonicotinoids are a group of insecticides that are used widely on farms, as well as around our homes, schools, and city landscapes.

Used to protect against sap-sucking and leaf-chewing insects, neonicotinoids are systemic, which means they are absorbed by the plant tissues and expressed in all parts, including nectar and pollen.

Unfortunately, bees, butterflies, and other flower-visiting insects are harmed by the residues.

Birds and other wildlife are also dying directly and indirectly from neonicotinoids.

Extremely concerning is the prolific
inclusion of these insecticides in home garden products.

Home garden products containing neonicotinoids can legally be applied in far greater concentrations in gardens than they can be on farms.

Sometimes at concentrations as much as 120 times as great which increases the risk to pollinators.

As a gardener, you have an unique opportunity to help protect pollinators by avoiding the use of these insecticides.

Ask your local nursery or garden center if plants have been treated with neonicotinoids.

Encourage your city or park district to use alternatives to neonicotinoids on plants that are visited by bees or are bee-pollinated.

Make some noise.

Enough voices were heard, and the The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (without fanfare) will phase out neonicotinoids.

The phase out of neonics is to occur by 2016.

Refuge managers will have to have an approved 'Pesticide Use Proposals' and completed 'Endangered Species Act'.

Consultation documentation before using neonicotinoid pesticides, including the planting of neonicotinoid-treated seed to grow agricultural crops.

It's about time.

Here is a sample list of Neonicotinoids, product name and what they are used for.

Listed first, is the chemical, followed by the use, and last is the company and brand name.

Neonicotinoid:

Imidacloprid

Garden & ornamental uses:

Foliar spray for turf and ornamental flowers, trees, and shrubs; soil drench for garden fruits and vegetables, and ornamental flowers, trees, and shrubs; trunk injection for trees; granules for turf and ornamental flowers, shrubs, or trees.

Garden product trademark names:

Bayer Advanced 3-in-1 Insect, Disease, & Mite Control

Bayer Advanced 12 Month Tree & Shrub Insect Control

Bayer Advanced 12 Month Tree & Shrub Protect & Feed

Bayer Advanced Fruit, Citrus & Vegetable Insect Control

Bayer Advanced All-in-One Rose & Flower Care concentrate

DIY Tree Care Products Multi-Insect Killer

Ferti-lome 2-N-1 Systemic

Hi-Yield Systemic Insect Spray

Knockout Ready-To-Use Grub Killer

Monterey Once a Year Insect Control II

Ortho Bug B Gon Year-Long Tree & Shrub Insect Control

Ortho MAX Tree & Shrub Insect Control

Surrender Brand GrubZ Out

Neonicotinoid:

Clothianidin

Garden & ornamental uses:

Granules for turf, and ornamental flowers, shrubs, or trees.

Garden product trademark name:

Bayer Advanced All-in-One Rose & Flower Care granules

Green Light Grub Control with Arena

Neonicotinoid:

Thiamethoxam

Garden & ornamental uses:

Foliar spray for turf and ornamental flowers, trees, and shrubs; granules for turf and ornamental flowers, trees, and shrubs.

Garden product trademark names:

Amdro Quick Kill Lawn & Landscape Insect Killer.

Amdro Rose & Flower Care

Maxide Dual Action Insect Killer

Neonicotinoid:

Dinotefuran

Garden & ornamental uses:

Granules for turf and ornamental flowers, shrubs or trees; soil drench for ornamental flowers, trees, and shrubs.

Garden product trademark names:

Green Light Tree & Shrub Insect Control with Safari 2 G

Ortho Tree & Shrub Insect Control Plus Miracle Gro Plant Food

Safari

Neonicotinoid:

Acetamiprid

Garden & ornamental uses:

Foliar spray for garden fruits and vegetables, and ornamental flowers, trees, and shrubs.

Garden product trademark names:

Ortho Bug B Gon Garden Insect Killer

Ortho Bug B Gon for Lawns

Ortho Flower, Fruit and Vegetable Insect Killer

Ortho Rose and Flower Insect Killer

Ortho Rose Pride Insect Killer

All the creature pictured are affected by these pesticides.

You must ask yourself some questions.

Are plants totally free of insects worth a lifeless planet?

Well, it is time to fly for now.

Before I go, here is your positive thought for the week.

God Bless.

It is no secret that Karen and I are tired.

We have been beat up in every way possible.

When we found out Yolanda once again was heading for surgery, I told a friend "I'm crushed by it all".

This verse was e-mailed to me later that day. “We are afflicted in every way,

but not crushed;

perplexed, but not driven to despair;

persecuted, but not forsaken;

struck down, but not destroyed”

2 Corinthians 4:8-9a

Thank you for the Great Reminder.

"Treat the earth well:

It was not given to you by your parents,

It was loaned to you by your children.

We do not inherit the Earth from our

Ancestors, we borrow it from our Children."

Ancient Indian Proverb

Your friend indeed,

Ron Patterson



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