NéoNet – In situ analysis and quantification of the risk associated with the persistence of neonicotinoids in field crops in France
NEONET proposes to analyze and quantify in situ the risk related to the persistence of neonicotinoids.. The persistence of neonicotinoids in the environment induces their presence in the nectar and pollen of untreated plants. Neonet studies the persistence in sunflower nectar and corn pollen. In 2019 rapeseed nectar will also be analyzed. These two crops are widely used by bees (especially domestic), but are not necessarily present simultaneously. Chemical analyzes of samples taken will quantify the level of bee exposure to the top five neonicotinoids.
The NEONET project brings together 10 partners and takes place on 20-30 sites, many of which belong to the RECOTOX network and the RZA. NEONET is therefore innovative in (i) its pedo-climatic and geographical coverage covering the main agricultural regions of France, (ii) the range of cropping systems and production situations, and (iii) the diversity of agricultural landscapes. NEONET also brings together interdisciplinary skills covering the scientific fields of agronomy, ecology, ecotoxicology, and statistics as well as technical skills / linkage with ADA / ACTA actors.
2018 Partners :
- Zone Atelier Arc Jurassien (RECOTOX site)
- Zone Atelier Armorique
- Zone Atelier Bassin du Rhône
- Zone Atelier Loire
- Zone Atelier Moselle (RECOTOX site)
- Zone Atelier Plaine & Val de Sèvre (RECOTOX site)
- Zone Atelier PYGAR
- Zone Atelier Seine (RECOTOX site)
- Neuchatel University (Switzerland)
Principal investigator: Sabrina Gaba – Centre d’Etudes Biologiques de Chizé, INRA -
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