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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337632/comparative-toxicity-of-imidacloprid-and-thiacloprid-to-different-species-of-soil-invertebrates
#1
Cláudia de Lima E Silva, Nicola Brennan, Jitske M Brouwer, Daniël Commandeur, Rudo A Verweij, Cornelis A M van Gestel
Neonicotinoid insecticides have come under increasing scrutiny for their impact on non-target organisms, especially pollinators. The current scientific literature is mainly focused on the impact of these insecticides on pollinators and some aquatic insects, leaving a knowledge gap concerning soil invertebrates. This study aimed at filling this gap, by determining the toxicity of imidacloprid and thiacloprid to five species of soil invertebrates: earthworms (Eisenia andrei), enchytraeids (Enchytraeus crypticus), Collembola (Folsomia candida), oribatid mites (Oppia nitens) and isopods (Porcellio scaber)...
March 23, 2017: Ecotoxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334296/impact-of-thiamethoxam-seed-treatment-on-growth-and-yield-of-rice-oryza-sativa
#2
S K Lanka, S Senthil-Nathan, D J Blouin, M J Stout
Neonicotinoid seed treatments are widely used in agriculture. In rice, Oryza sativa L., in the southern United States, neonicotinoid seed treatments are used to manage early-season populations of the rice water weevil, Lissorhoptrus oryzophilus Kuschel. In addition to their effects on pests, neonicotinoid seed treatments may benefit crop plants directly by increasing plant growth or altering plant responses to stresses. As part of an effort to assess the overall benefits of thiamethoxam seed treatment in rice, rice emergence, growth, and yield were evaluated...
March 7, 2017: Journal of Economic Entomology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334290/field-evolved-resistance-of-bemisia-tabaci-hemiptera-aleyrodidae-to-carbodiimide-and-neonicotinoids-in-pakistan
#3
Mushtaq Ahmad, Rashid A Khan
The evolution of resistance to carbodiimide (a toxic metabolite of diafenthiuron) and four neonicotinoids imidacloprid, acetamiprid, thiamethoxam, and thiacloprid in the Pakistani populations of sweetpotato whitefly (Bemisia tabaci Gennadius) was monitored from 1996 to 2015 using a leaf-dip bioassay. Diafenthiuron, imidacloprid, and acetamiprid were introduced into Pakistani agriculture in mid-1990s and heavily used since then, because B. tabaci resistance and consequently control failures to conventional insecticides such as organophosphates, carbamates, and pyrethroids were widespread during the 1990s...
March 3, 2017: Journal of Economic Entomology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334168/resistance-monitoring-for-eight-insecticides-on-the-sweetpotato-whitefly-hemiptera-aleyrodidae-in-china
#4
Shaoli Wang, Youjun Zhang, Xin Yang, Wen Xie, Qingjun Wu
The sweetpotato whitefly, Bemisia tabaci (Gennadius), is an important pest of many crops worldwide. Because control of B. tabaci still depends on the application of insecticides in China, monitoring the insecticide resistance of B. tabaci populations is essential for achieving control and for managing resistance. In this study, field populations of B. tabaci on vegetables were collected in three regions of China in 2011, 2012, and 2013. The resistance of these populations (all of which were determined to belong to biotype Q) to eight insecticides (abamectin, spinetoram, imidacloprid, thiamethoxam, acetamiprid, nitenpyram, chlorpyrifos, and bifenthrin) was assessed by the leaf-dip method...
March 1, 2017: Journal of Economic Entomology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334064/insecticide-susceptibility-in-asian-honey-bees-apis-cerana-hymenoptera-apidae-and-implications-for-wild-honey-bees-in-asia
#5
Mika Yasuda, Yoshiko Sakamoto, Koichi Goka, Teruyoshi Nagamitsu, Hisatomo Taki
To conserve local biodiversity and ensure the provision of pollination services, it is essential to understand the impact of pesticides on wild honey bees. Most studies that have investigated the effects of pesticides on honey bees have focused on the European honey bee (Apis mellifera (Hymenoptera: Apidae)), which is commonly domesticated worldwide. However, the Asian honey bee (Apis cerana) is widely distributed throughout Asia, and toxicity data are lacking for this species. This study aimed to fill this important knowledge gap...
March 1, 2017: Journal of Economic Entomology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334022/effects-of-clothianidin-on-aquatic-communities-evaluating-the-impacts-of-lethal-and-sublethal-exposure-to-neonicotinoids
#6
Jesse C Miles, Jessica Hua, Maria S Sepulveda, Christian H Krupke, Jason T Hoverman
The widespread usage of neonicotinoid insecticides has sparked concern over their effects on non-target organisms. While research has largely focused on terrestrial systems, the low soil binding and high water solubility of neonicotinoids, paired with their extensive use on the landscape, puts aquatic environments at high risk for contamination via runoff events. We assessed the potential threat of these compounds to wetland communities using a combination of field surveys and experimental exposures including concentrations that are representative of what invertebrates experience in the field...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322347/chronic-exposure-to-a-neonicotinoid-increases-expression-of-antimicrobial-peptide-genes-in-the-bumblebee-bombus-impatiens
#7
William R Simmons, David R Angelini
Bumblebees are important pollinators in wild and agricultural settings. In recent decades pollinator declines have been linked to the effects of increased pesticide use and the spread of disease. Synergy between these factors has been suggested, but no physiological mechanism has been identified. This study examines the connection between neonicotinoid exposure and innate immune function in the bumblebee Bombus impatiens, which is an important wild and commercial pollinator in eastern North America. Experimental colonies in the field were enclosed and provided pollen and sugar syrup containing an agriculturally relevant range of imidacloprid concentrations...
March 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321982/susceptibility-of-insecticide-resistant-bed-bugs-cimex-lectularius-to-infection-by-fungal-biopesticide
#8
Alexis M Barbarin, Giovani S Bellicanta, Jason A Osborne, Coby Schal, Nina E Jenkins
BACKGROUND: Bed bugs are a public health concern, and their incidence is increasing worldwide. Bed bug infestations are notoriously difficult to eradicate, further exacerbated by widespread resistance to pyrethroid and neonicotinoid insecticides. This study evaluated the efficacy of the newly developed fungal biopesticide, Aprehend™, containing Beauveria bassiana, against insecticide-resistant bed bugs. RESULTS: Overall mortality for the Harold Harlan (insecticide-susceptible) strain was high (98-100%) following exposure to Aprehend™ or Suspend SC (deltamethrin)...
March 20, 2017: Pest Management Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315331/sublethal-doses-of-neonicotinoid-imidacloprid-can-interact-with-honey-bee-chemosensory-protein-1-csp1-and-inhibit-its-function
#9
Hongliang Li, Jing Tan, Xinmi Song, Fan Wu, Mingzhu Tang, Qiyun Hua, Huoqing Zheng, Fuliang Hu
As a frequently used neonicotinoid insecticide, imidacloprid can impair the chemoreceptive behavior of honey bees even at sublethal doses, while the physiochemical mechanism has not been further revealed. Here, multiple fluorescence spectra, thermodynamic method, and molecular docking were used to study the interaction and the functional inhibition of imidacloprid to the recombinant CSP1 protein in Asian honey bee, Apis cerana. The results showed that the fluorescence intensity (λem = 332 nm) of CSP1 could be significantly quenched by imidacloprid in a dynamic mode...
March 14, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283291/trial-of-solar-heating-methods-solarization-and-biosolarization-to-reduce-persistence-of-neonicotinoid-and-diamide-insecticides-in-a-semiarid-mediterranean-soil
#10
Nuria Vela, José Fenoll, Ginés Navarro, Isabel Garrido, Simón Navarro
This paper reports the use of solar heating techniques, solarization (S) and biosolarization (BS) as a strategy for the environmental restoration of soils containing neonicotinoid, acetamiprid (AC), imidacloprid (IM) and thiamethoxam (TH), and diamide, chlorantraniliprole (CL) and flubendiamide (FB) insecticide residues. For this, a semiarid Mediterranean soil (Haplic calcisol) was covered with low-density polyethylene (LDPE) during the hot season, to raise the maximal soil temperatures. Compost from sheep manure (CSM), meat-processing waste (MPW) and sugar beet vinasse (SBV) were used as organic wastes...
March 7, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28282931/bee-community-of-commercial-potato-fields-in-michigan-and-bombus-impatiens-visitation-to-neonicotinoid-treated-potato-plants
#11
Amanda L Buchanan, Jason Gibbs, Lidia Komondy, Zsofia Szendrei
We conducted a bee survey in neonicotinoid-treated commercial potato fields using bowl and vane traps in the 2016 growing season. Traps were placed outside the fields, at the field edges, and 10 and 30 m into the fields. We collected 756 bees representing 58 species, with Lasioglossum spp. comprising 73% of all captured bees. We found seven Bombus spp., of which B. impatiens was the only known visitor of potato flowers in our region. The majority of the bees (68%) were collected at the field edges and in the field margins...
March 9, 2017: Insects
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28282441/translocation-of-the-neonicotinoid-seed-treatment-clothianidin-in-maize
#12
Adam Alford, Christian H Krupke
Neonicotinoid seed treatments, typically clothianidin or thiamethoxam, are routinely applied to >80% of maize (corn) seed grown in North America where they are marketed as a targeted pesticide delivery system. Despite this widespread use, the amount of compound translocated into plant tissue from the initial seed treatment to provide protection has not been reported. Our two year field study compared concentrations of clothianidin seed treatments in maize to that of maize without neonicotinoid seed treatments and found neonicotinoids present in root tissues up to 34 days post planting...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28281214/toxicity-and-metabolism-of-zeta-cypermethrin-in-field-collected-and-laboratory-strains-of-the-neotropical-predator-chrysoperla-externa-hagen-neuroptera-chrysopidae
#13
M Haramboure, G Smagghe, J Niu, O Christiaens, P Spanoghe, R A Alzogaray
Resistance to pesticides has been studied in several insect pests, but information on the natural enemies of pests-including the Neotropical predator Chrysoperla externa Hagen (Neuroptera: Chrysopidae), a major biological control agent in South America-is lacking. We report here a comparative study between a field-collected strain of C. externa subjected to monthly sprayings of pyrethroids and neonicotinoids and a laboratory strain without exposure to pesticides. The tolerance of both strains against zeta-cypermethrin was similar, and addition of the synergist piperonyl butoxide increased the toxicity by 30% in both strains...
March 9, 2017: Neotropical Entomology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28270821/single-and-combined-effects-of-pesticide-seed-dressings-and-herbicides-on-earthworms-soil-microorganisms-and-litter-decomposition
#14
Willem Van Hoesel, Alexandra Tiefenbacher, Nina König, Verena M Dorn, Julia F Hagenguth, Urša Prah, Theresia Widhalm, Viktoria Wiklicky, Robert Koller, Michael Bonkowski, Jan Lagerlöf, Andreas Ratzenböck, Johann G Zaller
Seed dressing, i.e., the treatment of crop seeds with insecticides and/or fungicides, aiming to protect seeds from pests and diseases, is widely used in conventional agriculture. During the growing season, those crop fields often receive additional broadband herbicide applications. However, despite this broad utilization, very little is known on potential side effects or interactions between these different pesticide classes on soil organisms. In a greenhouse pot experiment, we studied single and interactive effects of seed dressing of winter wheat (Triticum aestivum L...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28261957/concentration-dependent-effects-of-acute-and-chronic-neonicotinoid-exposure-on-the-behaviour-and-development-of-the-nematode-caenorhabditis-elegans
#15
Monika M Kudelska, Lindy Holden-Dye, Vincent O'Connor, Declan A Doyle
BACKGROUND: Neonicotinoid insecticides are under review due to emerging toxicity to non-target species. Interest has focused on biological pollinators whilst their effects on other organisms that are key contributors to the ecosystem remain largely unknown. To advance this we have tested the effects of representatives of three major classes of neonicotinoids, thiacloprid, clothianidin and nitenpyram on the free-living nematode Caenorhabditis elegans (C. elegans), as a representative of the Nematoda, an ecologically important phylum contributing to biomass...
March 6, 2017: Pest Management Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28260655/biochemical-and-genetic-toxicity-of-dinotefuran-on-earthworms-eisenia-fetida
#16
Tong Liu, Xiuguo Wang, Jinli Xu, Xiangwei You, Dan Chen, Fenglong Wang, Yiqiang Li
Dinotefuran is a third-generation neonicotinoid insecticide, that is considered promising due to its excellent properties. In the present work, the biochemical and genetic toxicity of dinotefuran on earthworms were evaluated at a series of environmental background concentrations. Meanwhile, the effective concentrations of dinotefuran in artificial soil during the entire exposure period were monitored. The present results showed that dinotefuran was stable in artificial soil, and its concentrations changed no more than 20% during the 28-d exposure...
February 22, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28248437/sublethal-effects-on-wood-frogs-chronically-exposed-to-environmentally-relevant-concentrations-of-two-neonicotinoid-insecticides
#17
Stacey A Robinson, Sarah D Richardson, Rebecca L Dalton, France Maisonneuve, Vance L Trudeau, Bruce D Pauli, Stacey S Y Lee-Jenkins
Neonicotinoids are prophylactically used globally on a variety of crops, and there is concern for the potential impacts of neonicotinoids on aquatic ecosystems. The intensive use of pesticides on crops has been identified as a contributor to population declines of amphibians, but currently little is known regarding the sublethal effects of chronic neonicotinoid exposure on amphibians. The objective of the present study was to characterize the sublethal effect(s) of exposure to 3 environmentally relevant concentrations (1 μg/L, 10 μg/L, and 100 μg/L) of 2 neonicotinoids on larval wood frogs (Lithobates sylvaticus) using outdoor mesocosms...
March 1, 2017: Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28247562/design-synthesis-and-insecticidal-activity-of-novel-hydrocarbylidene-nitrohydrazinecarboximidamides
#18
Yong Xu, Dong-Yan Yang, Xiang-Gao Zou, Chang-Hui Rui, Zi-Yuan Zhou, Yong-Qiang Ma, Zhao-Hai Qin
BACKGROUND: Neonicotinoids, as one of the most important pesticides in recent decades, have played pivotal roles in controlling of agricultural pests. However, the toxicity to some environmental beneficial insects has been alerting people. The development of novel insecticides safer to these insects is increasingly urgent. RESULTS: A novel series of hydrocarbylidene nitrohydrazinecarboximidamides were designed and synthesized starting from S-methylisothiourea sulfate...
March 1, 2017: Pest Management Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237669/disruption-of-the-hypothalamic-pituitary-thyroid-axis-on-co-exposures-to-dithiocarbamate-and-neonicotinoid-pesticides-study-in-a-wildlife-bird-amandava-amandava
#19
Surya Prakash Pandey, Banalata Mohanty
Non-target organisms, including human and wildlife, are susceptible to deleterious effects of pesticide mixtures in their environment. Present study demonstrated the disruption of the hypothalamic-pituitary-thyroid (HPT) axis in a seasonally breeding wildlife bird Amandava amandava on co-exposure to dithiocarbamate mancozeb/MCZ and neonicotinoid imidacloprid/IMI, at concentrations even lower than respective environmentally realistic exposure level of each of the pesticide. Adult male birds (n=8/group) were exposed individually to 0...
February 22, 2017: Neurotoxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219821/neurotoxic-responses-in-brain-tissues-of-rainbow-trout-exposed-to-imidacloprid-pesticide-assessment-of-8-hydroxy-2-deoxyguanosine-activity-oxidative-stress-and-acetylcholinesterase-activity
#20
Ahmet Topal, Gonca Alak, Mustafa Ozkaraca, Aslı Cilingir Yeltekin, Selim Comaklı, Gurdal Acıl, Mine Kokturk, Muhammed Atamanalp
The extensive use of imidacloprid, a neonicotinoid insecticide, causes undesirable toxicity in non-targeted organisms including fish in aquatic environments. We investigated neurotoxic responses by observing 8-hydroxy-2-deoxyguanosine (8-OHdG) activity, oxidative stress and acetylcholinesterase (AChE) activity in rainbow trout brain tissue after 21 days of imidacloprid exposure at levels of (5 mg/L, 10 mg/L, 20 mg/L). The obtained results indicated that 8-OHdG activity did not change in fish exposed to 5 mg/L of imidacloprid, but 10 mg/L and 20 mg/L of imidacloprid significantly increased 8-OHdG activity compared to the control (p < 0...
May 2017: Chemosphere
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