MEPs consider cutting pesticide use by half

Watts, Andrew
July 2007
Farmers Weekly;7/6/2007, Vol. 146 Issue 27, p11
Trade Publication
The article reports on the proposals being considered by the European Parliament to reduce the number of pesticide applications on farms among member states of the European Union (EU) by 2020. It says that the states would be required to draw up a National Action Plan under the Sustainable Use Directive. It says that other proposals include buffer zones of at least 10 meter wide and tighter restrictions on aerial applications and non-agricultural use.


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