Short-term emergency authorization of thiamethoxam in the UK

Emergency use of a product containing the chemical thiamethoxam has been authorised in England because of a virus which affects sugar beets. The decision came despite protestations from wildlife organisations that the pesticide might be harmful to bee populations.

This month, British Sugar successfully applied for an exemption to permit the banned pesticide, known as Cruiser SB, to be used in England this year. The exemption was requested because of the threat to sugar beet posed by a virus transmitted by aphids.
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Picture Credit Susanne Kuehne 
Posted on 24 January 2022