DEFRA lifts neonicotinoid pesticide ban

DEFRA has temporarily lifted a ban on two neonicotinoid pesticides after the National Farmers Union applied for an emergency derogation. The evidence underpinning the decision remains unclear

Some fear that neonicotinoids harm pollinator populations (photograph: Dusan Kostic/123RF)DEFRA has temporarily lifted a ban on two neonicotinoid pesticides after the National Farmers Union (NFU) applied for an emergency derogation.

Bayer CropScience’s Modesto, which contains clothianidin, and Syngenta’s Cruiser OSR, which contains thiamethoxam, will be available to use on 5% of the oilseed rape crop in England. This accounts for about 30,000 hectares.

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