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German industry assails Danish model

The German agrochemical industry association, the IVA, has highlighted the failure of a Danish programme aimed at a quantitative reduction of agrochemicals to emphasise that such schemes are “doomed to failure”. It refers to a Danish programme initiated in 1987, which sought to halve either the amount of pesticides used or the number of pesticide applications in the field. When the target was not achieved, Denmark’s Environment Ministry commissioned a study to identify the reasons for the failure.



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