A loss of earnings for the beekeepers who put their hives in the orchards in agreement with the arborists and above all a suicidal application of a purely ideological political policy.On June 11, the Ministries of Agriculture and Ecology presented a second version of the pollinator plan in which the new bees decree was detailed.
Despite the contributions of Coordination Rurale and other producer organizations, the ideology of the project has hardly changed. According to this text, farmers are prohibited from treating crops during flowering, with the exception of 5 hours a day, including 3 hours after sunset. Barbara Pompili, Minister for the Ecological Transition, claimed not to force farmers to work at night. However, it was only a trompe-l'oeil!
The CR also stresses that all phytosanitary products will have to pass tests again to prove their harmlessness against pollinators. In view of the orientations taken, it seems inevitable that the few substances still authorized will be impacted and there is no doubt that the “survivors” will be counted on the fingers of one hand.
As written, this text will put a stop to the production of fruit and vegetables in France. Not only is the issue of safety for night work ignored, but with only 5 hours of treatment authorized per day, a certain number of professionals will not be able to validly protect their crops. In addition, this purely French regulation will only strengthen the competitiveness gains of our main competitors.
In the end, the increase in costs and constraints generated by this text will lead to the closure of farms and the abandonment of production. By claiming to protect pollinators, the decree eliminates part of the food resource for insects.
Finally, the new rules for filing Marketing Authorizations (MAs) pose an obvious risk for minor uses.
La Coordination Rurale firmly maintains its opposition to this ideological text which designates agriculture as the only culprit and which could spell the end of arboriculture. https://www.coordinationrurale.fr/nouve ... maraichage
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