The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has extended the comment period for the recently released neonicotinoid risk assessments until April 20, 2018. This is an opportunity for the public to comment on the preliminary ecological and human health assessments for clothianidin, thiamthoxam, and dinotufuran, and ecological risk assessment for imidacloprid. Persons potentially impacted by or wishing to express their view on these preliminary assessments can do so here. The final pollinator risk assessments are due to be released later this year.
By Ric Bessin, Extension Entomologist