UK approves emergency use of neonic STs
The UK National Farmers’ Union (NFU) has secured approval for the emergency use of neonicotinoid insecticide seed treatments. The products that farmers will be able to have access to are Bayer CropScience’s Modesto (clothianidin + beta-cyfluthrin) and Syngenta’s Cruiser OSR (thiamethoxam). The emergency use has been granted for 120 days. Discussions on the logistics of distributing the seed are under way.