Insecticides:Written question - 199777


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Asked on: 06 December 2018
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what his Department's policy is on the use of Redigo Deter by farmers; and if he will make a statement.
Answered by: George Eustice
Answered on: 11 December 2018

Redigo Deter is a seed treatment for cereal crops which contains clothianidin, a neonicotinoid insecticide. It will cease to be authorised for use after 19 December this year. This is because all outdoor use of clothianidin and two other neonicotinoids is being prohibited. These restrictions are necessary in the light of growing evidence that all three neonicotinoids can harm pollinators.

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