2nd application for use of neonicotinoids declined PDF Print E-mail

Picture of a beePAN-UK welcomes the recent decision by DEFRA to uphold the EU ban of neonicotinoids, for a secind time.

DEFRA have rejected a second request from the National Farmers’ Union (NFU) and the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB), for permission to apply neonicotinoids in order to control cabbage stem flea beetle in oilseed rape this summer.  

The facts are, yeilds are up and there is no need to use these pollinator poisons any longer.
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