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NFU Good Neighbour Initiative Guide

Spray responsibly near neighbours

The NFU has produced a new guide as part of the Good Neighbour Initiative to help sprayer operators meet legal requirements and build good relationships with neighbours when using pesticides. The guide, produced in conjunction with a range of partners, is designed to help sprayer operators adhere to legal requirements as set out in the […]

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Farm to Tap scheme to reduce metaldehyde

Farm to Tap pays to protect water

Severn Trent is offering farmers financial rewards and support for reducing levels of metaldehyde in its water sources. Farmers in a ‘Drinking Water Safeguard Zone’, or in Severn Trent priority catchments, are eligible to sign up to a scheme that offers up to £8 per hectare for reducing metaldehyde levels found in local surface water […]

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spreading metaldehyde from an ATV

Vital metaldehyde stewardship steps

With metaldehyde product re-registrations still ongoing, operators are urged to follow the enhanced stewardship guidelines introduced last season. Alison Hall, spokesperson for the Metaldehyde Stewardship Group (MSG), explains the industry has been making a strong case to the authorities as to how stewardship is delivering environmental benefits. “This means it’s more important than ever that […]

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