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Germany suspends eight seed treatments

German regulatory authorities have suspended the registration of eight insecticidal seed treatments over concerns of damage to bees. The German federal office for consumer protection and food safety, the BVL, has suspended the registration of: Bayer CropScience’s Antarc, Chinook and Faibel (all imidacloprid), Poncho and Elado (both clothianidin), and Mesurol (methiocarb); and Syngenta's Cruiser OSR and Cruiser 350 FS (both thiamethoxam). The suspensions took effect on May 15th and cover the sale, import and use of the seed treatments.


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