Ontario Agriculture

The network for agriculture in Ontario, Canada

What are everyone's thoughts regarding the new Ontario policy regarding neonic seed treatments?

Are there any other ideas farmers should be doing to help the government to support agriculture and still help improve the bee survival and management?

Views: 135

Reply to This

Replies to This Discussion

Hi Dale:

I found this article and found it interesting.  If the paper has merit, the implications would be far reaching.

The paper suggests that there is a link between the bee deaths and aluminum. Are the bee deaths a harbinger to the health of the general population?

'Aluminium is a known neurotoxin affecting behaviour in animal models of aluminium intoxication. Bees, of course, rely heavily on cognitive function in their everyday behaviour and these data raise the intriguing spectre that aluminium-induced cognitive dysfunction may play a role in their population decline – are we looking at bees with Alzheimer's disease?'.

Thanks Joann.

 

Lots of research needs to be done to understand a complex issue regarding Pollinator health.

 

Joe

Reply to Discussion

RSS

Agriculture Headlines from Farms.com Canada East News - click on title for full story

Canada increasing vessel length limit for the less than 40’ Inshore Sub-Fleets in Newfoundland and Labrador

Canada’s East Coast inshore fisheries are the backbone of coastal communities, driving rural, local, regional and national economies.

Beef Farmers of Ontario Congratulates Minister Lisa Thompson on her Return to Agriculture and Food

he Beef Farmers of Ontario (BFO) extends a warm congratulations and welcome back to Minister Lisa Thompson who will resume her role as Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, as announced today by Premier Ford during the unveiling of his new cabinet

Management decision for Newfoundland and Labrador’s Northern cod Stewardship Fishery

od is culturally and economically important to the people in Newfoundland and Labrador.

Canada's Salmon farmers respond to the federal government's decision to renew salmon farming licenses in British Columbia, Canada

The Canadian Aquaculture Industry Alliance (CAIA) and the BC Salmon Farmers Association (BCSFA) believe that the federal government's decision to renew the licenses of salmon farms in British Columbia and establish a process for the salmon farms in the Discovery Islands is good for Canadians.

OFA welcomes new and returning cabinet ministers

The Ontario Federation of Agriculture (OFA) and farmers across the province welcome the return of several ministers in key ministries most relevant to the agriculture industry and rural communities.

© 2022   Created by Darren Marsland.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service