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Pesticide Handling & Disposal

Drips and spills in yards contribute up to 40% of the pesticides that reach ground and surface water.

Our advisors work with farmers to ensure that pesticides are handled in fields or on purpose built areas which drain to a biobed or biofilter, thus avoiding contamination of streams and rivers.

Responsible use in the field is also important. Buffer strips help to protect watercourses, whilst choosing ferric phosphate-based slug pellets rather than metaldehyde reduces the risk of compromising downstream abstraction points for our drinking water.

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