‘Get Pelletwise' is the campaign of the Metaldehyde Stewardship Group (MSG) that was set up in 2009 in response to analysis showing traces of metaldehyde, an ingredient of certain slug pellets, being found in catchments used for water abstraction.
The OSR Herbicides? Think Water campaign by working with water companies, agronomists and farmers aims to raise awareness of the issue, improve practices and develop new tools that will support farmers in continuing their responsible use of these herbicides.
Currently, best agricultural practice, as advocated by the UK code of practice for pesticide use and farm assurance schemes, requires that notification takes place when certain crop protection products are used.
AIC’s Head of Policy and External Affairs appeared on the Farmers Weekly podcast to explain the current challenges being faced by AIC members as a result of the UK’s exit from the EU, and what it means for agricultural supply businesses.
The EU legislation and guidance provided here might be of interest to the UK feed industry. This may be of particular interest to those exporting feeds to the EU and also to feed businesses operating in or trading with Northern Ireland.
The Agricultural Industries Confederation (AIC) supports the decision by the Secretary of State to issue an emergency authorisation for the use of Cruiser SB (thiamethoxam) on sugar beet seed for 2021.
Consultation seeking stakeholders’ views on proposals to amend the Food Law Code of Practice (the Code) and Food Law Practice Guidance (the Practice Guidance), in Wales, and implement the FSA Knowledge and skills for the effective delivery of official food and feed controls and other activities (Competency Framework).
The Agricultural Industries Confederation (AIC) has responded positively to the Government’s announcement at the Oxford Farming Conference on 7 January of a consultation in England on gene editing of crops and livestock.
In response to the continued uncertainty over EU Exit, this year the AIC Switchboard will be available for any Member concerns that arise, in addition to the usual availability by staff to cover Sector emergencies.