International Sugar Journal

UK allows emergency use of neonic thiamethoxam for sugar beet [Full subscriber]

The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) has approved an emergency temporary authorisation for using a neonicotinoid on this year’s sugar beet crop – the third year in a row – just days after the EU ruled out the practice.

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UK government approves the use of neonicotinoids for the 2022 sugar beet crop if specific conditions are met [Full subscriber]

The UK government has approved the emergency authorisation to allow the use of the insecticide neonicotinoid thiamethoxam to treat sugar beet seed in 2022. This is in recognition of the potential danger posed to the 2022 crop from the beet yellows virus.

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UK – Neonic derogation unlikely to be granted as cold spell hits aphid populations [Full subscriber]

Significant cold weather in January and February has increased the likelihood that the emergency derogation for the use of a neonicotinoid seed treatment to control virus yellows in sugar beet in the UK will not be triggered this season.

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