The neonicotinoidfamily includes specific pesticidessuch as acetamaprid, imidacloprid, dinotefuran, clothianidin, and thiamethoxam.
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Which of the following is a neonicotinoid insecticide?
The neonicotinoid insecticides include imidacloprid, acetamiprid, dinotefuran, thiamethoxam, and clothianidin. Neonicotinoids have a relatively low risk for nontarget organisms and the environment and high-target specificity to insects.
Are neonicotinoid insecticides toxic to birds?
They are much more toxic to invertebrates, like insects, than they are to mammals, birds and other higher organisms. One thing that has made neonicotinoid insecticides popular in pest control is their water solubility, which allows them to be applied to soil and be taken up by plants.
How common are neonicotinoid pesticides in the US?
These pesticides have been used increasingly in U.S. agriculture since 2005, when the patents expired on seven neonicotinoids making possible the production of generic products. Almost all agricultural corn and ~ 1/3 of soybeans planted in the U.S. in 2013 were treated with neonicotinoid seed coatings.
What are the different types of neonicotinoids?
The neonicotinoid family includes specific pesticides such as acetamaprid, imidacloprid, dinotefuran, clothianidin, and thiamethoxam.