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Jackie Bird

Dr Jackie Bird was editor of Agrow between 1996 and 2007. This followed eight years working on other agricultural titles at Informa.

Since moving to live in the north-west of England in 2007, she has worked freelance for Agrow, covering EU regulatory affairs.
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EU accepts biocide status of mosquito control

EU member states have agreed that a bacterium used to infect mosquitoes for the purposes of vector control should be considered as a biocide, but that the infected mosquitos released are not biocidal products.

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The European Commission has set phase-out schedules for the fungicide, thiram, and seed treated with the active ingredient, following the decision not to renew its EU approval.
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EU sets phase-out dates for pymetrozine

The European Commission has instructed EU member states to withdraw approvals for products based on the insecticide, pymetrozine, by April 30th 2019, with any grace period for existing stocks to expire by January 30th 2020.
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