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EU states call for more corn rootworm insecticides

EU Agriculture Ministers have called for quicker authorisation of insecticides against western corn rootworms (Diabrotica virgifera virgifera), just months after the European Commission admitted that it had failed to control the pest. At the Ministers’ November meeting, the Austrian and Hungarian delegations wanted to see research on the pest intensified. Several member states supported their request for faster and better harmonised procedures for the approval of suitable agrochemical products in the countries affected. The Commission responded that better harmonisation should arise from the new rules introduced under the EU agrochemical registration Regulation (1107/2009). Earlier this year, the Commission said that plant health measures put in place in 2003 to stop the establishment and spread of D virgifera virgifera had failed. Instead, it noted that there was potential for an increased reliance on insecticides.



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