Pesticide Trade Names

DrWazzock

Member
Arable Farmer
Location
Lincolnshire
Similar looking labels are worse than similar names.
We had a mishap when the wrong packets were used (wasn't me)

Always read the label, it says it on every one.
Yes. It’s a must to carefully check the label. I don’t know why the active isn’t printed larger actually and at least whether it’s a herbicide , fungicide etc. Its as if it’s a secret.
 

ewald

Member
Arable Farmer
Location
Mid-Lincs
Some years ago, father sprayed a field of oats with Commando - a grass weed herbicide - with predictable results. His excuse? His intended product also began with the letter C .......he retired from the sprayer shortly afterwards.
 

Steevo

Member
Location
Gloucestershire
Similar looking labels are worse than similar names.
We had a mishap when the wrong packets were used (wasn't me)

Always read the label, it says it on every one.

Especially those same size cans that have different weight/volume products in them.

Or cans that have litres marked up the side of the can, but have a solid product inside which is measured in grams/kg.
 

PSQ

Member
Arable Farmer
Location
Scottish Borders
An all too easy mistake to make:
(Not us, but not far away, wiped out an oat crop at less than 0.1L/ha)

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Flat 10

Member
Arable Farmer
Location
Fen Edge
Slightly concerned, if users muddle names, what else?
You should be. i did my PA1 with 2 blokes who couldn't read the cans, one because he wasn't english and the other because he was thick. All the examiner said was, "it's not a test of reading" and read the cans and questions to them. Since that day I have become even more cynical as they both passed and neither was safe to do the job IMO.
 

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Man fined £300 for bonfire-related waste offences

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Written by William Kellett from Agriland

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A man has pleaded guilty at Newtownards Magistrates’ Court to waste offences relating to a bonfire next to the electrical sub-station on the Circular Road in Newtownards, Co. Down.

Gareth Gill (51) of Abbot’s Walk, Newtownards pleaded guilty to two charges under the Waste and Contaminated Land (Northern Ireland) Order 1997, for which he was fined £150 each and ordered to pay a £15 offender’s levy

On June 25, 2018, PSNI officers went to Gill’s yard, where they found a large amount of waste consisting of scrap wood, pallets, carpet and underlay.

Discussion with Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA) officers confirmed the site...
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