Franceâ€™s Beet Plantings to Slump Despite Neonic Ban Lift
Friday, February 12, 2021
Stringent conditions attached to use of the neonics--including limits on planting certain alternative crops such as corn and rapeseed -- will prevent farmers from increasing beet acreage, according to Timothe Masson, agronomist at French growers association CGB. The group forecasts the crop acreage will slump by as much as 10%, to a 12-year low of 380,000 hectares, in the 2021-22 season starting in October. This compares with an acreage estimate of 400,000 hectares released by the French agriculture ministry earlier this week.Click here to connect to the source of this storyClick here for more News and Views
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