Ontario to restrict use of pesticide linked to bee deaths - 1st in N.A.

This is extremely exciting, especially as an improvement in the bee population in Ontario will help to convince laggards to ban them also.

To do so, the government is proposing to restrict the sale of corn and soybean seeds treated with neonics to farmers who can show their fields are susceptible to pests, verified by a third party. Farmers must also complete pest management training and document their efforts to eliminate pests such as wire worms and grubs.