Agro-chemicals

Metaldehyde to be banned

  A ban on the use of metaldehyde is to be introduced across Great Britain from spring 2020, because it is deemed to pose an unacceptable risk to wildlife. News of the ban on its use, except in permanent greenhouses, has been met with great disappointment from professional and amateur metaldehyde stewardship groups. David Cameron, […]

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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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