Growers have been reassured that enough neonicotinoid treated seed will be made available this autumn despite a looming ban.
From 1 December this year, the EU will suspend the use of three neonicotinoid pesticides - imidacloprid, clothianidin and thiamethoxam - for use on crops attractive to bees, including oilseed rape and maize.
Bayer AG (BAYN) and Syngenta AG (SYNN) face more pressure over crop chemicals suspected in bee-deaths as retailers including J Sainsbury Plc (SBRY), the U.K.’s third largest supermarket chain, said they’re looking into the matter.
Following the successful re-launch of its high-yielding hybrid barley under the new HyvidoTM brand earlier this year, the Hyvido crop will take centre stage on the Syngenta stand at this year’s Cereals Event incorporating Sprays and Sprayers (12-13 June, Boothby Graffoe, Nr Lincoln, Lincolnshire).
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Syngenta and Bayer CropScience today proposed an action plan to help unlock the EU stalemate on bee health. This follows the failure of the European Commission to reach agreement with Member States on an appropriate response to EFSA’s report on the theoretical risk to bee health from neonicotinoid pesticides.