30 August 2002

Pesticide sheets

THE first 50 environmental information sheets on pesticides from the Crop Protection Association have been launched.

Introduced as part of a commitment to the government under the Voluntary Initiative, they are intended to help farmers and advisers make more informed input decisions to minimise their impact on wildlife.

The aim is to have 1000 products covered by April 2006. The sheets, subject to random independent auditing, can be accessed through the web-site at www.voluntaryinitiative.org.uk &#42