‘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 Annual Report summarises some of the work that AIC and AIC Services has covered on behalf of our members, participants and stakeholders behalf. It is a snap shot of the policy work the organisations has carried out by agri-supply sector and service.
These mineral fertiliser delivery data are the latest to be published from the consolidated returns which are provided on a monthly basis to those members of the AIC Fertiliser Sector who participate in the internal statistics reporting service.
In spite of the pandemic, the UK and Irish feed industry has done an excellent job of keeping livestock fed whilst also dealing with changing requirements and guidance, disruption to supply chains, and staff shortages.