Cereals 16: Farmer stories vital as crop protection comes under fire

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The NFU has said the delays in the glyphosate reauthorisation have set a dangerous precedent for the 41 active ingredients up for renewal between now and Cereals 2017.

We believe there is a need for new thinking as to how the industry as a whole lobbies on plant protection products, involving extra effort from lobbyists and farmers alike. Both NFU Vice President Guy Smith and NFU combinable crops board chairman, Mike Hambly, will urge farmers at Cereals to tell their stories on how and why they use crop protection products.

Newly packaged information from the NFU suggests that a quarter of the crop protection toolbox in Europe could be withdrawn from the market before the 2018 harvest if reauthorisations are complicated by political issues.

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Guy Smith said: “Glyphosate is a game-changer; the delays in its reauthorisation have highlighted how vulnerable Europe really is when it comes to pressure from NGOs. The NFU’s traditional lobbying on the major issue of science-based regulation around access to plant protection products remains essential. But I know there is more we can do to up our game ahead of what looks like a very uncertain future for protecting crops.

“An added complication is the EU Referendum for the NFU’s lobbying. If Britain remains a Member State then working together with Copa-Cogeca, other Member States and their farming unions will become much more of a focal point. If Britain leaves, then the focus will shift to ensuring Government resources its own Chemical Regulation Directorate (CRD) sufficiently.”

Mike Hambly_26157Mike Hambly said: “The statistics on plant protection products up for renewal do not paint a pretty picture for farmers – especially given the unpredictable regulatory environment. Our diminishing armoury of actives is under threat.

“With so much at stake the industry must work together to prepare our case. While the NFU is developing and expanding the Healthy Harvest campaign across Europe, there’s a definitive role that farmers on the ground have in lobbying on this issue. Over two-thirds of the public think positively about farmers - I’m urging farmers to be confident in talking more about what they do. Farmers telling their stories to regulators and the wider public adds much-needed balance to the reauthorisation process in the UK and Brussels. Failure will mean a decline in European production; with a consequent increase in imports to meet our needs.

“Glyphosate is a case in point of how pressure from campaigners can warp the regulatory processes – this is why the farmers’ story is so important. This is why I am encouraging farmers to be vocal; we need to talk openly about why we need plant protection products to enable us to be viable farming businesses.”

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What's up for review and when?
Active ingredients and when they require reauthorisation...

  • Amitrole (aminotriazole)              30 June 2016
  • Glyphosate (incl trimesium aka sulfosate)            30 June 2016
  • Isoproturon        30 June 2016
  • Carfentrazone-ethyl       31 July 2016
  • Cyazofamid        31 July 2016
  • Ethofumesate   31 July 2016
  • Fenamidone      31 July 2016
  • Foramsulfuron  31 July 2016
  • Imazamox           31 July 2016
  • Isoxaflutole        31 July 2016
  • Linuron                 31 July 2016
  • Mesotrione        31 July 2016
  • Pendimethalin  31 July 2016
  • Trifloxystrobin   31 July 2016
  • 2,4-DB                   31 October 2016
  • Beta-Cyfluthrin 31 October 2016
  • Coniothyrium minitans  31 October 2016
  • Deltamethrin     31 October 2016
  • Dimethenamid-P             31 October 2016
  • Flufenacet (formerly fluthiamide)            31 October 2016
  • Flurtamone        31 October 2016
  • Fosthiazate         31 October 2016
  • Iodosulfuron      31 October 2016
  • Iprodione            31 October 2016
  • Maleic hydrazide              31 October 2016
  • Picoxystrobin     31 October 2016
  • Silthiofam            31 October 2016
  • Benzoic acid       31 January 2017
  • Flazasulfuron     31 January 2017
  • Mecoprop-P      31 January 2017
  • Mesosulfuron   31 January 2017
  • Propiconazole   31 January 2017
  • Propoxycarbazone          31 January 2017
  • Propyzamide     31 January 2017
  • Pyraclostrobin   31 January 2017
  • Zoxamide            31 January 2017
  • Acetamiprid       30 April 2017
  • Mepanipyrim     30 April 2017
  • Pseudomonas chlororaphis strain MA342             30 April 2017
  • Quinoxyfen        30 April 2017
  • Thiacloprid          30 April 2017
  • Thiram  30 April 2017
  • Bentazone          30 June 2017
  • Diquat  (dibromide)        30 June 2017
  • Famoxadone     30 June 2017
  • Flumioxazine     30 June 2017
  • Flupyrsulfuron-methyl (DPX KE 459)        30 June 2017
  • Metalaxyl-M      30 June 2017
  • Picolinafen          30 June 2017
  • Prosulfuron        30 June 2017
  • Pymetrozine      30 June 2017
  • Thiabendazole  30 June 2017
  • Thifensulfuron-methyl  30 June 2017
  • Alpha-Cypermethrin (aka alphamethrin)               31 July 2017
  • Ampelomyces quisqualis strain AQ10      31 July 2017
  • Benalaxyl             31 July 2017
  • Bifenazate          31 July 2017
  • Bromoxynil         31 July 2017
  • Chlorpropham   31 July 2017
  • Desmedipham  31 July 2017
  • Etoxazole            31 July 2017
  • Gliocladium catenulatum strain J1446     31 July 2017
  • Imazosulfuron   31 July 2017
  • Laminarin            31 July 2017
  • Methoxyfenozide           31 July 2017
  • Phenmedipham               31 July 2017
  • S-Metolachlor   31 July 2017
  • 1-Methyl-cyclopropene                31 October 2017
  • Chlorothalonil    31 October 2017
  • Chlorotoluron    31 October 2017
  • Cypermethrin    31 October 2017
  • Daminozide        31 October 2017
  • Indoxacarb         31 October 2017
  • MCPA                   31 October 2017
  • MCPB                    31 October 2017
  • Thiophanate-methyl      31 October 2017
  • Tribenuron  (aka metometuron)               31 October 2017
  • Chlorpyrifos       31 January 2018
  • Chlorpyrifos-methyl       31 January 2018
  • Clothianidin        31 January 2018
  • Copper oxychloride        31 January 2018
  • Dimoxystrobin  31 January 2018
  • Mancozeb           31 January 2018
  • Maneb                 31 January 2018
  • Oxamyl                 31 January 2018
  • Pethoxamid       31 January 2018
  • Bacillus subtilis str. QST 713          30 April 2018
  • Clodinafop          30 April 2018
  • Clopyralid            30 April 2018
  • Cyprodinil            30 April 2018
  • Dichlorprop-P    30 April 2018
  • Fosetyl                 30 April 2018
  • Metconazole     30 April 2018
  • Metrafenone    30 April 2018
  • Pirimicarb            30 April 2018
  • Pyrimethanil      30 April 2018
  • Rimsulfuron (aka renriduron)     30 April 2018
  • Spinosad              30 April 2018
  • Thiamethoxam 30 April 2018
  • Tolclofos-methyl              30 April 2018
  • Triclopyr               30 April 2018
  • Trinexapac (aka cimetacarb ethyl)            30 April 2018
  • Triticonazole      30 April 2018
  • Benthiavalicarb 31 July 2018
  • Boscalid (formerly nicobifen)      31 July 2018
  • Captan                  31 July 2018
  • Dimethoate        31 July 2018
  • Dimethomorph 31 July 2018
  • Ethephon            31 July 2018
  • Ethoprophos      31 July 2018
  • Fluoxastrobin    31 July 2018
  • Folpet                   31 July 2018
  • Glufosinate        31 July 2018
  • Methiocarb (aka mercaptodimethur)     31 July 2018
  • Metribuzin          31 July 2018
  • Pirimiphos-methyl           31 July 2018
  • Propamocarb     31 July 2018
  • Prothioconazole               31 July 2018
  • Clomazone         31 October 2018
  • Fludioxonil          31 October 2018
  • Prosulfocarb      31 October 2018
  • Amidosulfuron  31 December 2018
  • Bifenox                31 December 2018
  • Chloridazon (aka pyrazone)         31 December 2018
  • Clofentezine      31 December 2018
  • Dicamba               31 December 2018
  • Difenoconazole                31 December 2018
  • Diflubenzuron   31 December 2018
  • Diflufenican        31 December 2018
  • Fenoxaprop-P   31 December 2018
  • Fenpropidin       31 December 2018
  • Imazaquin           31 December 2018
  • Lenacil                  31 December 2018
  • Nicosulfuron      31 December 2018
  • Picloram               31 December 2018
  • Quinoclamine    31 December 2018
  • Fluazinam            28 February 2019
  • Flutolanil              28 February 2019
  • Mepiquat            28 February 2019
  • Abamectin (aka avermectin)       30 April 2019
  • Bacillus thuringiensis subsp. Aizawai strains ABTS-1857 and GC-91             30 April 2019
  • Bacillus thuringiensis subsp. Kurstaki strains ABTS 351, PB 54, SA 11, SA12 and EG 2348    30 April 2019
  • Beauveria bassiana strains ATCC 74040 and GHA                30 April 2019
  • Cydia pomonella Granulovirus (CpGV)   30 April 2019
  • Epoxiconazole   30 April 2019
  • Fenpropimorph                30 April 2019
  • Fenpyroximate 30 April 2019
  • Lecanicillium muscarium (formerly Verticillium lecanii) strain Ve6               30 April 2019
  • Metarhizium anisopliae var. anisopliae strain BIPESCO 5/F52        30 April 2019
  • Phlebiopsis gigantea (several strains)     30 April 2019
  • Pythium oligandrum M1               30 April 2019
  • Streptomyces K61 (formerly S. griseoviridis)        30 April 2019
  • Trichoderma harzianum strains T-22 and ITEM 908            30 April 2019
  • Verticillium albo-atrum (formerly Verticillium dahliae) strain WCS850       30 April 2019
  • Imidacloprid       31 July 2019
  • Metazachlor       31 July 2019
  • (E,E)-8,10-Dodecadien-1-ol         31 August 2019
  • Acetic acid           31 August 2019
  • Aluminium ammonium sulphate               31 August 2019
  • Aluminium phosphide   31 August 2019
  • Capric acid (CAS 334-48-5)            31 August 2019
  • Caprylic acid (CAS 124-07-2)         31 August 2019
  • Carbon dioxide 31 August 2019
  • Cymoxanil           31 August 2019
  • Ethylene              31 August 2019
  • Fatty acids C7-C18 and C18 unsaturated potassium salts (CAS 67701-09-1)             31 August 2019
  • Garlic extract     31 August 2019
  • Gibberellic acid 31 August 2019
  • Gibberellin          31 August 2019
  • Iron sulphate     31 August 2019
  • Lauric acid  (CAS 143-07-7)            31 August 2019
  • Magnesium phosphide 31 August 2019
  • Metamitron       31 August 2019
  • Oleic acid  (CAS 112-80-1)             31 August 2019
  • Pelargonic acid (CAS 112-05-0)   31 August 2019
  • Pepper                 31 August 2019
  • Plant oils / Citronella oil 31 August 2019
  • Plant oils / Spear mint oil              31 August 2019
  • Potassium hydrogen carbonate 31 August 2019
  • Pyrethrins           31 August 2019
  • Sodium hypochlorite      31 August 2019
  • Tebuconazole    31 August 2019
  • Urea                      31 August 2019
  • Tebufenpyrad   31 October 2019
  • Chlormequat     30 November 2019
  • Propaquizafop  30 November 2019
  • Quizalofop-P-ethyl          30 November 2019
  • Quizalofop-P-tefuryl      30 November 2019
  • zeta-Cypermethrin         30 November 2019
  • Dimethachlor     31 December 2019
  • Etofenprox         31 December 2019
  • Penconazole      31 December 2019
  • Sulphur                31 December 2019
  • Tetraconazole   31 December 2019
  • Tri-allate              31 December 2019
  • Triflusulfuron     31 December 2019
  • Cyflufenamid     31 March 2020
  • Fluopicolide        31 May 2020
  • Proquinazid        31 July 2020
  • Spirodiclofen     31 July 2020
  • Flonicamid (IKI-220)        31 August 2020
  • Sulfuryl fluoride                31 October 2020
  • Napropamide    31 December 2020
  • Bromuconazole                31 January 2021
  • Buprofezin          31 January 2021
  • Fenbuconazole 30 April 2021
  • Metosulam         30 April 2021
  • Quinmerac          30 April 2021
  • 6-Benzyladenine              31 May 2021
  • Bupirimate          31 May 2021
  • Carbetamide      31 May 2021
  • Carboxin              31 May 2021
  • Clethodim           31 May 2021
  • Cycloxydim         31 May 2021
  • Cyproconazole  31 May 2021
  • Dazomet              31 May 2021
  • Diclofop               31 May 2021
  • Dithianon            31 May 2021
  • Dodine                 31 May 2021
  • Fenazaquin         31 May 2021
  • Fenoxycarb        31 May 2021
  • Flutriafol              31 May 2021
  • Hymexazol          31 May 2021
  • Indolylbutyric acid           31 May 2021
  • Isoxaben             31 May 2021
  • Metaldehyde    31 May 2021
  • Myclobutanil      31 May 2021
  • Paclobutrazol     31 May 2021
  • Pencycuron        31 May 2021
  • tau-Fluvalinate  31 May 2021
  • 1-Naphthylacetamide (1-NAD)  31 December 2021
  • 1-Naphthylacetic acid (1-NAA)   31 December 2021
  • Azoxystrobin     31 December 2021
  • Fluazifop-P         31 December 2021
  • Fluquinconazole               31 December 2021
  • Fluroxypyr          31 December 2021
  • Imazalil (aka enilconazole)           31 December 2021
  • Kresoxim-methyl             31 December 2021
  • Prochloraz           31 December 2021
  • Prohexadione   31 December 2021
  • Spiroxamine       31 December 2021
  • Tefluthrin            31 December 2021
  • Terbuthylazine  31 December 2021
  • Metam (incl. -potassium and -sodium)   30 June 2022
  • Esfenvalerate    31 December 2022
  • Fenpyrazamine 31 December 2022
  • Fluxapyroxad     31 December 2022
  • Adoxophyes orana GV strain BV-0001    31 January 2023
  • Benzovindiflupyr              02 March 2023
  • Isopyrazam         31 March 2023
  • lambda-Cyhalothrin        31 March 2023
  • Metsulfuron-methyl      31 March 2023
  • Trichoderma asperellum (strain T34)       31 May 2023
  • Ametoctradin    31 July 2023
  • Mandipropamid               31 July 2023
  • Bacillus firmus I-1582      30 September 2023
  • Bixafen 30 September 2023
  • Candida oleophila strain O           30 September 2023
  • Maltodextrin     30 September 2023
  • Potassium phosphonates (formerly potassium phosphite)           30 September 2023
  • Spiromesifen     30 September 2023
  • Fluopyram          31 January 2024
  • Penflufen            31 January 2024
  • Pyriofenone       31 January 2024
  • Sedaxane            31 January 2024
  • Chlorantraniliprole          30 April 2024
  • Penthiopyrad    30 April 2024
  • Pyroxsulam        30 April 2024
  • Spirotetramat    30 April 2024
  • Tembotrione     30 April 2024
  • Amisulbrom       30 June 2024
  • Ipconazole          31 August 2024
  • Aminopyralid     31 December 2024
  • Metaflumizone 31 December 2024
  • Metobromuron                31 December 2024
  • Meptyldinocap 31 March 2025
  • Pinoxaden          30 June 2026
  • 2,4-D     31 December 2030
  • Fenhexamid       31 December 2030
  • Ferric phosphate              31 December 2030
  • Florasulam          31 December 2030
  • Pyridate               31 December 2030
  • Sulfosulfuron     31 December 2030
  • Acibenzolar-S-methyl (benzothiadiazole)             31 March 2031
  • Pyraflufen-ethyl               31 March 2031


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