Switzerland: Brussels sprouts in decline due to pesticide ban

Brussels Sprout
Published Jan 22, 2023

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The ban on the use of a number of pesticides against cabbage fly and whitefly has caused a decline in Brussels sprouts in Switzerland, reports LID. As noted, Brussels sprouts in Switzerland have increased from 55 hectares in 2010 to 100 hectares in 2018. This crop is now grown on 76 hectares.

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"Very effective active ingredients against cabbage fly or whitefly have been banned, so areas with Brussels sprouts have been decreasing since 2018," explains Markus Waber, deputy director of the Swiss Vegetable Growers Association. Other types of cabbage are also suffering from pests and a warming climate. However, this is most noticeable in Brussels sprouts, which have the longest growing ...
Source: Agrozona
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