Farmers Guradian
Topics
Nine ways to keep your farm vehicles safe

Nine ways to keep your farm vehicles safe

DataHub

DataHub

Dairy Farmer Magazine

Dairy Farmer Magazine

Auction Finder

Auction Finder

British Farming Awards

British Farming Awards

CropTec

CropTec

LAMMA 2019

LAMMA 2019

You are viewing your 1 free article

Register now to receive 2 free articles every 7 days or subscribe for unlimited access.

Subscribe | Register

ED legislation could affect more actives than expected

The NFU has concerns the number of pesticide active ingredients (AIs) affected by endocrine disruptor legislation could number 40-50 rather than around the mid-20s.


Marianne   Curtis

TwitterFacebook
Marianne   Curtis
TwitterFacebook

The EC recently published a regulation setting out scientific criteria for the determination of endocrine disrupting properties of active substances. The criteria will apply for all new and ongoing applications for plant protection products from October 20, 2018.

Implementation strategy

 

Dr Chris Hartfield, senior regulatory affairs advisor, plant health unit, NFU, says the Commission is expected to publish a strategy on implementation this month. “It also should be publishing new guidance around implementation. There have been lots of discussion and debate and depending on what is in the guidance we have some significant concern that a wider scope of actives will be captured than originally.”

 

While it is currently unclear which actives will be captured, Dr Hartfield says it could number 40-50 rather than in the mid-20s as originally anticipated. “The guidance is on its fourth revision, has been chewed over and over and our concern is it could capture more than expected.”


Read More

BYDV risk for late sown spring cereals BYDV risk for late sown spring cereals
ED technical guidance ‘unworkable’ ED technical guidance ‘unworkable’
EFSA publishes ED identification guidance EFSA publishes ED identification guidance
Free guide to organic fertilisers for Scottish farmers Free guide to organic fertilisers for Scottish farmers
Three-crop rule derogation small comfort for Scotland’s farmers Three-crop rule derogation small comfort for Scotland’s farmers

TwitterFacebook
Post a Comment
To see comments and join in the conversation please log in.

Most Recent

Facebook
Twitter
RSS
Facebook
Twitter
RSS