Plant Protection Products
The case for neonicotinoids in pelleted sugar beet seeds: why sugar beet growers call for a specific consideration with regards to neonicotinoids.
CIBE NOTE: THE CASE FOR NEONICOTINOIDS IN PELLETED SUGAR BEET SEEDS - APRIL 2018
Within the context of the current debate on neonicotinoids, CIBE wishes to explain with the present note that the use of neonicotinoid-treated beet seed pellets is a good agricultural practice in sustainable sugar beet growing.
ITB NOTE: VIRUS YELLOWS OF SUGAR BEET - NEW PROPAGATION RISK OF THE DISEASE IF THE SEED COATING BY NEONICOTINOIDS IS STOPPED WITHOUT AN ALTERNATIVE SOLUTION - SEPTEMBER 2017
The yellowing virus is an endemic disease of sugar beet. It is currently perfectly contained thanks to seed coating containing insecticides from the neonicotinoid family.
ITB NOTE: EXPOSURE OF POLLINATING INSECTS TO NEONICOTINOIDS BY GUTTATION ON STRAW CEREALS AFTER A SUGAR BEET TREATED BY SEED COATING - NOVEMBER 2017
At the early stage of their growth, sugar beets are protected from pest insects and notably from aphid vectors of virus yellows with neonicotinoic treatments by seed coating.
IFZ FACTSHEET ON NEONICOTINOIDS - 29 NOVEMBER 2017
Recently, the EU-commission proposed a ban of neonicotinoids in sugar beet. Growers associations and sugar industry started several activities to oppose. The following fact sheet tries to compile the current status of technical knowledge. It will be continuously carried forward in case substantial and scientifically proofed new facts are available.
IFZ NOTE: RELEVANCE OF NEONICOTINOIDS IN SUGAR BEET - 7 MARCH 2018
Seed treatments with neonicotinoids are highly effective in controlling many pests and associated diseases and thus maintaining yield stability. So far, neonicotinoids are used as seed treatment only.