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Beets: the never-ending neonicotinoid puzzle


For almost ten years, the prohibition of this insecticide in the fields has been debated. Without farmers being able to hope for serious alternatives for two or three years.

Do not repeat the carnage of 2020.

” For Franck Sander, who has led the union of 23,500 French beet growers (CGB) since 2019, the time remains for general mobilization in the French sugar beet fields.

Almost three weeks after Brussels' surprise decision to suspend any derogation from the European ban on neonicotinoids (NNI), the Ministry of Agriculture will detail this Thursday noon the measures (in particular financial) to support the sector for the 2023 campaign. A harvest more uncertain than ever.

After two seasons during which the French government had authorized planters to use these insecticides (only in seed coating) to prevent the ravages of aphids vectors of jaundice, the Court of Justice of the EU decided to stop clear the exceptions.

On January 19, it prohibited Member States from being able to grant such flexibility.

And this, less than two months before sowing.

This blow of legislative bamboo...

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Source: lefigaro

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