Still work to do on safe handling of pesticides

Harris, Robert
July 2008
Farmers Weekly;7/11/2008, p6
Trade Publication
This article reports on the need for British farmers and spray operators to strive for the highest handling standards to ensure they keep pesticides out of water. Although the Voluntary Initiative has done much to help, British farmers did not have all the answers, pesticide application specialist Bill Taylor told a 2008 Training Operators to prevent Pollution from Point Sources (TOPPS) trainers' day in Shropshire. Best management practices for handling pesticides on the farm are the cornerstone of the TOPPS project.


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