Spare the bees
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CTA. 1986. Spare the bees . Spore 6. CTA, Wageningen, The Netherlands.
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Pest Control Safe for Bees: a manual and directory for the tropics and subtropics by M. Adey, P. Walker and P.T. WALKER International Bee Research Association (IBRA). 1986 Available from IBRA 18 North Road Cardiff CF 1 3DY GREAT BRITAIN P
Farmers and environmentalists alike have long held one view in common regarding the use of insecticides: they tend to believe that such chemicals cannot be made to discriminate between helpful and harmful insects. By and large, this is true; but it need not always be so. Besides not wanting to kill beneficial insect predators, farmers and apiculturists have been particularly wary of the adverse effects of insecticides on bee populations. They know that certain crops, if unpollinated, may fail to produce good yields of seed or fruit. The International Bee Research Association (IBRA) has now made a positive contribution towards solving this problem by publishing a manual and directory on 'Pest Control Safe for Bees'. And the good news for 'Spore' readers is that this practical guide is specifically concerned with problems of 85 of the major crops grown in the tropics and sub-tropics. This is a book for extension officers, beekeepers and users of pesticides at the training college, aid agency or development project level. It is both a reference book and a source of practical guidance. The book is available only in English, but the 120 explanatory drawings help to make it easy to follow in any language. 'Pest Control Safe for Bees: a manual and directory for the tropics and subtropics' by M. Adey, P. Walker and P.T. WALKER International Bee Research Association (IBRA). 1986 Available from IBRA 18 North Road Cardiff CF 1 3DY GREAT BRITAIN Price £ 14 or $US 22 (including postage)