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Neonics - Update

Date Added: 24/07/2015

We understand the trade has today (24 July) received official notification from the Chemicals Regulation Directorate (CRD) regarding the use of Cruiser and Modesto treated OSR seed for drilling in autumn 2015.

 The key points are :

  • Neonicotinoid treated seed will only be allocated for use in four counties: Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Hertfordshire and Suffolk.

  • In addition, use will be limited by total chemical volume (950 litres of Modesto and 950 litres of Cruiser only) and not by hectarage, as previously reported by the media.

  • United Oilseeds will receive a percentage allocation of seed treatment.

  • It is understood that extensive procedural levels of stewardship and monitoring will be required from growers hoping to use treated seed in these counties.

Please note that, as per our statement yesterday, this is a changing situation and we will confirm details once we have them.

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