Christopher PapworthChristopher Papworth
Growers and advisers are calling on regulators, agrochemical manufacturers and the NFU to clarify rules for protecting non-target arthropods around field margins against pesticide spray drift. A buffer zone to protect non-target arthropods – invertebrate insects such as bees and beetles – was first introduced in 1989 when applying pyrethroid insecticides to cereals during the summer. The rules were updated in the mid-1990s and again in 2002, with statutory or advisory 5m or 6m buffer zones now in place for […]