Use your single insecticide application on fodder beet crops wisely

Written by John Swire from Farm Business

“With only one application of Teppeki (flonicamid) permitted for use on fodder beet crops this season use your one allowable application effectively. This will prevent a build-up of either black bean aphid (Aphis fabae) or peach potato aphid (Myzus persicae) that can lead to significant fodder beet yield losses”, advises Stuart Harder, Technical Account Specialist, [...]

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Man fined £300 for bonfire-related waste offences

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Written by William Kellett from Agriland

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...