Development of a risk-indicator for the pressure of crop protection products on solitary bees in apple

01 October 2017 → 30 September 2021
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Analytical chemistry
    • Other chemical sciences
    • Plant biology
  • Medical and health sciences
    • Pharmaceutical analysis and quality assurance
  • Agricultural and food sciences
    • Agricultural plant production
    • Horticultural production
solitary bee pesticides risk-assessment
Project description

Today, the importance of solitary bees is not well known. Indicators that measure the pressure of pesticides on these bees lack. "To measure is to know"; if the indicator shows that certain plant protection products have side effects, a number of effective mitigation measures can be put forward to protect these bees. As case study is chosen in apple, where these solitary bees are indispensable.