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What are Neonicotinoids?

What are Neonicotinoids?

Neonicotinoids (neo-nih-CAH-tin-oids) are systemic chemicals, which are absorbed into the plant’s vascular system, leaving the entire plant toxic to both target and non-target insects.  Systemic chemicals affect the central nervous system of insects, resulting in paralysis and death. This class of insecticides is particularly harmful to bees as accumulated neonicotinoids are consumed by adults or stored, concentrated, and fed to developing young.

Prairie Moon has never used these insecticides and is proudly neonicotinoid-FREE.  We have also confirmed that our partnering seed and plant producers do not use this persistent and harmful class of chemicals.  To learn more about neonicotinoids and the decline of pollinators read on

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