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Position on the Proposed Sustainable Use of Pesticides Regulation (SUR) in response to the EP report


CropLife Europe believes the promotion of innovation will accelerate the transition to sustainability for European agriculture and contribute to achieving the objectives of the SUR.

The European agricultural sector needs a policy framework conveying a clear plan to deliver innovative technologies across the full spectrum of available solutions and increase the uptake of digital and precision tools.

Pesticide reduction targets methodology should continue to be use and risk based as well as addressing individual country-specific agricultural environments, historical achievements and different national starting points.

Incorporating digital and precision technologies into the Integrated Pest Management (IPM) strategies will optimise the use of pesticides whilst preserving the IPM principles to support farmers flexibility to find the best crop protection strategy.