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Florel Growth Regulator and Honeybees

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From: Donana F.
City:
Evanston, IL
Just want to know if Florel, used to inhibit apples on trees, will harm honeybee populations.

Thank you! Donna F.

 
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From: Jay Hayek
Extension Specialist, Forestry
Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences
jhayek@illinois.edu
Hi Donna:

According to a US EPA fact sheet, ethephon (the active ingredient in Florel) is relatively nontoxic to honeybees.

Source: http://www.epa.gov/oppsrrd1/REDs/factsheets/0382fact.pdf

 
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