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EU pest control shortage looms

The 200 available non-crop insecticide active ingredients in the European market are likely to halve in number as a result of the review of existing ais under the EU biocidal products Directive (98/8). The warning, given to delegates at the European Pest Management Day held by the Confederation of European Pest Control Associations (CEPA) last year, reflects widespread industry concerns over pest control and resistance development (Agrow No 534, p 8).


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