Pesticides

Call for supermarkets to stop ‘poison poultry’

Call for supermarkets to stop ‘poison poultry’

The Soil Association has today (Monday, April 25) launched a petition calling on UK supermarkets to remove harmful pesticides from...

April 25, 2022

Red Tractor needs urgent review of pesticide stance – report

Red Tractor needs urgent review of pesticide stance – report

Red Tractor urgently needs to review and strengthen its promotion of non-chemical pesticide alternatives, including via Integrated Pest Management (IPM),...

March 15, 2022

NI’s new river basin management strategy to crack down on pesticide run-off

NI’s new river basin management strategy to crack down on pesticide run-off

Key target measures have been drafted as part of NI’s new river basin management strategy to crack down on water...

April 27, 2021

New Zealand commits to 7-year IPM programme for tillage sector

New Zealand commits to 7-year IPM programme for tillage sector

New Zealand’s tillage, horticulture and vegetable sectors have embarked on a seven-year programme, which should lead to the widespread implementation...

January 25, 2021

Thunberg criticises UK government for allowing farmers to use pesticides banned by the EU

Thunberg criticises UK government for allowing farmers to use pesticides banned by the EU

Well-known Swedish environmentalist campaigner Greta Thunberg has criticised the UK government for allowing farmers to continue using a bee-killing pesticide that...

January 11, 2021

Risk factors associated with pesticides on the decline

Risk factors associated with pesticides on the decline

The European Commission has published updated EU Harmonised Risk Indicators for pesticides, covering the period 2011 to 2018. The figures...

December 30, 2020

Tillage farmers take interest in Nobel Prize winners

Tillage farmers take interest in Nobel Prize winners

Two scientists who developed the CRISPR technique most commonly known as gene-editing were awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry last...

October 13, 2020

Commissioner: ‘I don’t think we can allow’ imports made with banned pesticides

Commissioner: ‘I don’t think we can allow’ imports made with banned pesticides

The EU should stop importing agricultural goods made using pesticides that are banned within the bloc, European Commissioner for Agriculture...

July 3, 2020

McIntyre: ‘What the big pesticides report should have said’

McIntyre: ‘What the big pesticides report should have said’

The European Parliament’s committee on pesticides has reached the wrong conclusions and disregarded key evidence, a new report concludes. Anthea...

April 13, 2019

Emergency sugar beet neonicotinoid applications rejected

Emergency sugar beet neonicotinoid applications rejected

The UK Government has refused two applications made to use neonicotinoid products as seed treatments for sugar beet. The applications...

October 11, 2018

Conservative MEP slams ‘misleading’ EU pesticides report

Conservative MEP slams ‘misleading’ EU pesticides report

A conservative agricultural spokesperson, has spoken out against a report on pesticides which she says “misrepresents” the findings of the...

September 14, 2018

Brussels told to row back on its new registration procedures for pesticides

Brussels told to row back on its new registration procedures for pesticides

A blunt warning has been issued to MEPs in Brussels by a leading UK tillage specialist against the perceived over-zealous...

March 23, 2017

Counterfeit pesticides cost Ireland €15m each year report shows

Counterfeit pesticides cost Ireland €15m each year report shows

A total of 15.2% of sales are lost in Ireland each year due to counterfeit pesticides, a loss of €15m,...

February 10, 2017

EU citizens initiative could see Commission ban glyphosate

EU citizens initiative could see Commission ban glyphosate

The European Commission has decided to register a European Citizens Initiative (ECI) inviting the Commission “to propose to Member States...

January 10, 2017

Increase in the number of pesticides present in public water supplies

Increase in the number of pesticides present in public water supplies

The number of public water supplies affected by pesticides that was noted in 2014 continued to increase last year, according...

October 28, 2016

‘97% of food samples collected in the EU free of pesticide residues’

‘97% of food samples collected in the EU free of pesticide residues’

Of all the food samples collected in the EU in 2014, 97% were free of pesticide residues or contained traces that...

October 27, 2016

10 things to check on your sprayer before you have it tested

10 things to check on your sprayer before you have it tested

Under the Sustainable Use Directive (SUD) all boom sprayers greater than 3m and all blast and orchard sprayers must be...

September 9, 2016

Nextgen Biopesticides named agri-inventor of the year

Nextgen Biopesticides named agri-inventor of the year

Nextgen Biopesticides, a company which uses selective breeding approaches to develop effective and safe biopesticides for the control of crop...

October 24, 2015