Which OSR pesticides /insecticides have been banned from use by uk farmers?

MX7

Member
Location
cotswolds
I ask the above as now not farming myself I have become ignorant of what has been banned. I only ask as I wish to find out from my Canadian farming contact if they had any similar chemicals banned. I appreciate they only seed spring seeded OSR /canola . Thank you
 

B'o'B

Member
Arable Farmer
Location
Rutland
I ask the above as now not farming myself I have become ignorant of what has been banned. I only ask as I wish to find out from my Canadian farming contact if they had any similar chemicals banned. I appreciate they only seed spring seeded OSR /canola . Thank you
The big one was the neo-nicotinoid seed dressings which protected the seedlings from insect attack until the plant was established.
I can’t think of any other major losses that have changed how I manage the crop.
 

B'o'B

Member
Arable Farmer
Location
Rutland
Metaldehyde slug pellets.
Ah yes, I had moved away from that before it was withdrawn so forgot about that.
Fortrol aka cyanazine.
Aramo aka tepralixydim.

Ah fortrol. Was wonderful.
Used to use fortrol on peas but it went before I really took an interest in the agronomy side of things and we didn’t grow much rape at that stage. But I should have remembered Aramo
 

Update on the Sustainable Farming Incentive pilot

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Update on the Sustainable Farming Incentive pilot

Written by Lisa Applin

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In July, we opened the applications window for farmers to join our Sustainable Farming Incentive pilot.

The Sustainable Farming Incentive is 1 of the 3 new environmental land management schemes. It sits alongside the future Local Nature Recovery and Landscape Recovery schemes.

Through the Sustainable Farming Incentive, farmers will be paid for environmentally sustainable actions – ones that are simple to do and do not require previous agri-environment scheme experience.

We are piloting the scheme to...
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