Emergency pesticide authorisation to protect UK sugar beet crop conditionally approved

Monday, March 4, 2024
The pesticide will only be used if there is a threat to the crop, and stringent controls are attached to protect the environment. This year’s threshold for use is at the highest level it has ever been set. Even if the threshold is passed, further conditions will be applied to minimise the risk to the environment. The application of the neonicotinoid pesticide protects crops against viruses to safeguard food production, while the threshold attached to its application helps protect the wider environment.
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