Are consumers knowledgeable about neonicotinoid insecticides and pollinator-friendly plants?
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Khachatryan, Hayk, Xuan Wei, and Alicia Rihn. 2020. “Are Consumers Knowledgeable about Neonicotinoid Insecticides and Pollinator-Friendly Plants?”. EDIS 2020 (5), 5.


What does the general public know about neonicotinoids used in ornamental horticulture and their effects on pollinators? The question is an important one given that home landscapes serve as pollinator habitat and can impact pollinator health. This 5-page fact sheet written by Hayk Khachatryan, Xuan Wei, and Alicia Rihn and published by the UF/IFAS Food and Resource Economics Department summarizes a survey addressing consumer knowledge about neonicotinoids and pollinator plants, as well as their interest in enhancing pollinator health. The survey is part of a larger research project aimed at incorporating pollinator conservation into the ornamental horticulture industry's sustainability initiatives.
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