watercourse on farm© Tim Scrivener
Mixed results have been reported by the water companies involved in the four zero metaldehyde pilot projects, resulting in some changes to the pilot schemes in the coming season. The projects, which were set up ahead of last year, involved a voluntary ban on the use of metaldehyde slug pellets on high-risk fields in certain catchments, and represented the first stage of a new approach to tackling pesticide spikes in water. For the farmers involved, high risk fields were identified […]