Wheat seeds with and without neonicotinoid coating
Wheat seeds with (A) and without (B) neonicotinoid coating. Wheat seeds with neonicotinoid coating were fed to eight Delaware chickens in summer 2022 as part of a controlled experiment to better determine what effect (if any) neonicotinoid-treated seeds have on birds that consume them. Results from this experiment may inform future field research on the potential sublethal effects of agricultural practices on Washington state sage grouse, a state-endangered species. For more information contact Nimish Vyas or Paula Henry.