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Spain's Murcia cuts agchem use 40%

One of Spain's major fruit and vegetable growing regions has dramatically cut its pesticide use in recent years, newswire agrodigital reports. Murcia has reduced applications by 40% while preparing for the entry into force in January of the EU's sustainable use of pesticides Directive (128/2009), its secretariat of agriculture, Antonio Cerda, says. Murcia has pioneered the use of IPM, Mr Cerda claims. The approval of the national transposition legislation "has brought recent changes in the marketing and use of crop protection products and provoked a period of readjustment" as well as "heightening growers' awareness of control methods putting them at a competitive advantage". He notes that 98.5% of samples in a recent study were either residue-free or within regulatory limits.

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