Neonicotinoid products as seed treatments for sugar beets: emergency authorisation application

Government rejects applications for emergency authorisation to use 2 products containing neonicotinoids to treat sugar beet seed next year.



The Health and Safety Executive received 2 applications from the British Beet Research Organisation seeking emergency authorisations for the use of neonicotinoid products as seed treatments on sugar beet. The products are ‘Poncho Beta’ and ‘Cruiser SB’. They can provide protection against a range of pests and the viruses which they transmit.

Having received the scientific assessment of the UK Expert Committee on Pesticides (ECP), Ministers decided to reject these applications.

Published 11 October 2018