G17-049 Business Benefits of Pollinators: Campaign for the Farmed Environment Summer Conferences. 21 Jun 2017
The Campaign for the Farmed Environment is holding two conferences this summer, The events are free to attend and aim to support integrated pest management, helping advisers to gain a valuable insight into how supporting pollinators and beneficial insects can enhance farm businesses.
CP17-017 HSE confirms its position on the classification of insect monitoring traps 20 Jun 2017
Further to member briefing CP17-012, the Health and Safety Executive, HSE, the UK biocides competent authority has confirmed its position on the classification of insect monitoring traps.
F17-026 Suspension of Ethoxyquin as a feed additive 19 Jun 2017
The Regulation providing for a suspension of the authorisation of ethoxyquin as an antioxidant in feed was published in the Official Journal on 8 June 2017 and will enter into force on 28 June 2017. Delays have been granted for the use of ethoxyquin in feed materials of marine origin and in preparations of vitamins and carotenoids.
G17-048 Funding available for China Agri-tech projects 16 Jun 2017
Through Innovate UK businesses and researchers can apply for £8 million to work with Chinese partners on agri-tech solutions in China. Funding is available across 3 main areas:
GM17-004 Bio-stimulants – Q & A document 15 Jun 2017
Further to Briefing GM17-002, please find attached a Q & A document which has been produced in response to queries about the contractual position regarding recent activity around bio-stimulants and, in particular, the issue of amended terms and conditions from some processors.
F17-025 Use of insect PAP for fish feeds 15 Jun 2017
On 24 May 2017, the European Commission formally adopted Regulation (EU) 2017/893 , which authorises the use of insect processed animal proteins (insect PAPs) in feed for aquaculture animals as from 1 July 2017.
CP17-016 The Metaldehyde Stewardship Group launches a practical guide on Integrated Pest Management and slug control at Cereals 2017 14 Jun 2017
Further to member briefing CP17-013, the Metaldehyde Stewardship Group has launched a guide to IPM and slug control (attached). The resource has been developed by the group in support of the enhanced metaldehyde stewardship and the requirement for heightened protection of the environment.
G17-047 R&D feasibility study: My Soils upgrade for farmers and agronomists. 14 Jun 2017
The developers behind the MySoils phone app are seeking to advance the functionality with a new module aimed at Advisers and Farmers. The new app seeks to support the collection and management of soil samples on farm.
GM17-003 COCERAL Publication – ‘Value to Trade’ 13 Jun 2017
COCERAL has produced the attached document which is a new annual publication designed to keep members and stakeholders abreast of just some of the activities the organisation has been involved in over the past year.
FR17-021 Cadmium in Fertiliser Next Steps for EU Parliament 07 Jun 2017
Members have asked AIC to further clarify the position on EU parliamentary process following the member briefing, FR17-020.