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European Parliament's Committee on Environment, Public Health and Food Safety to hear from anti-glyphosate campaigners

On 20 November, the ENVI committee in association with the PETI, ITRE and AGRI and Committees will hold a hearing on the European Citizens' Initiative "Ban glyphosate and protect people and the environment from toxic pesticides".

By |2017-11-20T02:08:00-08:00November 20th, 2017|Hort Week|0 Comments

How do garden centres and growers deal with anti-neonicotinoid lobbying?

Defra secretary of state Michael Gove's tough new stance on neonicotinoids has increased the focus on garden centres, which are accused of selling plants dosed with the pesticides that are linked to declining bee health.

By |2017-11-16T01:38:00-08:00November 16th, 2017|Hort Week|0 Comments

Xylella science developing, Spanish international conference hears

More than 250 plant health experts from around the world met in Palma de Mallorca, Spain, this week to share and debate the latest scientific developments on efforts to tackle the spread of Xylella fastidiosa.

By |2017-11-15T09:55:00-08:00November 15th, 2017|Hort Week|0 Comments

Neonicotinoids pressure increases on garden plants

After Defra said it wants an end to neonicotinoid use, Friends of the Earth has increased its campaign demanding Homebase/Bunnings ban use of the pesticides and for the RHS to be clear on neonics in Perfect for Pollinators, while EFSA says it will update risk assessments.

By |2017-11-14T06:44:00-08:00November 14th, 2017|Hort Week|0 Comments