24 May 2000
Keep OP ban, says ‘green’ dip-maker

AGROCHEMICALS experts have called for the government to retain its ban on organophosphate sheep dips, reports the Financial Times.

This comes after the agriculture committee recommended the dips are re-introduced, provided packaging is made safer.

However, Lovesgrove Research of north Wales says there are environmentally friendly alternatives to the potentially hazardous OPs.

The company is hoping to commercialise its Myrtex sheep dip which kills scab mites.