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High levels of Septoria found in wheat plant samples

Independent rapid diagnostic tests of wheat plants have highlighted significant levels of Septoria in crops as European growers prepare their T2 fungicide applications. In the UK in particular, the warm weather, heavy dews and rain showers...

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Multi-site Fungicide Provides Reliable Return on Investment

Field trials carried out in the UK between 2018 and 2021 have shown that the inclusion of a multi-site fungicide in spring spray programmes contributes to yield improvements of up to 0.6 t/ha in winter sown...

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Glyphosate – EFSA and ECHA Launch Consultations

Parallel consultations on the initial scientific evaluations of glyphosate have been launched by EFSA and ECHA. EFSA is gathering feedback on the renewal assessment report, while ECHA’s consultation is on the harmonized classification and labelling report....

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EFSA Take a Major Step Forward in Reversing the Decline of Insect Pollinators

The continued decline in insect pollinators, in particular honey bees, in Europe is being investigated after a request from European Parliament’s Committee for the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (ENVI) to assess the combined effects...

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October 2020 European university publishes results on sensitivity differences in amphibians following fungicide exposure

  For the assessment of safety of crop protection products and aquatic amphibian exposure, most ecotoxicological studies concentrate on testing tadpoles in stage 25 (Gosner Stage). Earlier this year research was completed which examined the representativeness...

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Developing the Metabolism Database for Residues in Fish

Fish farming is increasingly dependent on plant commodities as a source of feed, leading to an increased risk for pesticide residues in aquaculture diets and consequently their transfer into aquaculture food products. The commenting phase for...

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Regulation on Transparency

The Regulation (EU) 2019/1381 of the European Parliament and of the Council on the transparency and sustainability of the EU risk assessment in the food chain was published in 2019 and it becomes applicable for applications...

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New Grant Opportunity

EFSA has launched its latest thematic grant call for proposals in the following areas: Evaluating the impact on/by gastrointestinal tract microbiomes (human and domestic animals) in assessments. Capacity building for evaluating the impact on/by environmental microbiomes...

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New Plant Health Rules Have Come into Effect for the International Year for Plant Health

On 14 December 2019, new EU regulations came into effect, which provide better protection from plant pests. These include screening for new devastating plant pests worldwide; prevention of entry of such plant pests; and, if arrived...

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The Effect of Pesticides on Bees

The EFSA (European Food Safety Authority) has outlined how it plans to review its guidance on the risk assessment of plant protection – and pesticides in particular – and bees in the EU. Stakeholders and pesticide...

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Oct-2022

News > Vet Medicine

The largest seasonal epidemic of Avian Influenza ever in Europe

Around 5,300 detections of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) virus were reported in poultry, captive and wild birds in 36 European/EEA countries and the UK...

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Sep-2022

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LKC 21st Birthday Event – September 2022

The earliest record dates back to 1363; no, not the origin of the European Regulatory Affairs company LKC – the Schloss Bottmingen, one of only...

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