Producers take pesticide stewardship seriously

April 2007
Farmers Weekly;4/6/2007, Vol. 146 Issue 14, p8
Trade Publication
The article reports on decision of the Pesticides Safety Directorate in Great Britain to withdraw the isoproturon (IPU) and trifuralin pesticides from the Voluntary Initiative in 2007. The move was made due to concerns about the threat they pose to water quality. It notes that the industry organizations that run the initiative argue that the results for 2006-2007 affirm that the industry is taking the scheme very seriously.


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