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CropLife Europe comments ahead of the vote by European Parliament’s Committee AGRI on SUR

CropLife Europe believes the revision of the Sustainable Use Regulation is an opportunity to embrace innovation.

The vote in the AGRI Committee is an opportunity to promote innovative technologies and send a signal that a plan is needed for delivery of technologies such as biopesticides and New Genomic Techniques. A faster transition to a more sustainable and resilient European agriculture can only happen when farmers have access to an innovative toolbox.

The European agricultural sector needs an enabling and science-based policy framework before the SUR is implemented. By incorporating digital and precision farming technologies into the Integrated Pest Management strategies, European farmers can further contribute to the sustainable use of pesticides by having an even more targeted application of pesticides.