So the Forestry commission in Scotland is looking for alterative to pesticides to control the pine weevils that are eat newly planted conifers.
currently Monsanto's gazelle is used. it is a neonicotinoid that is a key factor in Colony collapse disorder for bees.
I work for the forestry workers co-op. we are campaigning against The use of pesticides in forestry. The weevil Challenge will fund experiments and innovation. We have a team of people that can do work here on the ground. We are looking for testable solutions. research bids can get up to £30,000.