01. What's New

Documents

Biobeds: Guidance on using a lined biobed to dispose of agricultural waste consisting of non-hazardous pesticide solutions or washings (Exemption 52)
This booklet provides guidance on using a lined biobed to dispose of agricultural waste consisting of non-hazardous pesticide solutions or washings. It includes details location and siting, design and construction, and operation and management requirements. Environment Agency, GEHO0407BMNS-E-E, 27 April 2007.
Biobeds: Waste - you can handle it. New rules on agricultural waste. Biobeds and waste management licensing exemption 52
This Environment Agency guide is to help you understand what a lined biobed is; how you can use it to treat non-hazardous pesticide washings; whether it may suit you and your farm. This guide is a basic introduction to lined biobeds and the biobed exemption (exemption 52). Environment Agency, GEHO0507BMNR-E-E, 2007.
Pesticide Properties Database (PPDB)
This is a database contains fate and ecotoxicty data for over 1600 pesticides, their metabolites and other constituents. Updated on a daily basis.
Pesticides Forum Annual Reports 2004-2007 (PB10730, PB12553, PB12991)
Annual report of the Pesticides Forum, covering meetings and activities, reports for 2004 (PB10730), 2005, 2006 (PB12553) and 2007 (PB12991). April 2008.
Pesticides: Code of Practice for using Plant Protection Products in Scotland
The Code of Practice for using Plant Protection Products in Scotland replaces the Code of Practice for the Safe Use of Pesticides on Farms and Holdings (the Green Code). The revised Code has been prepared by the Scottish Executive with the approval of the Health and Safety Commission, and is based on the version prepared by DEFRA for England & Wales. The Scottish version of the Code has been drafted to take account of Scottish legislation, practices, agencies, etc. December 2006.
Pesticides: Indicators reflecting the impacts of pesticide use 2004-2007 (PB10728, PB12554, PB12992)
Indicators developed by the Pesticide Forum to reflect the impact of Government and industry efforts to encourage responsible use of pesticides. Defra, reports for 2004 (PB10728), 2005, 2006 (PB12554) and 2007 (PB12992), 2005-2008.
Take-all in winter wheat - management guidelines (HGCA Autumn 2006)
Take-all is a serious soil-borne disease of cereals. It is estimated that half of UK wheat crops are affected and that they suffer average yield losses of 5-20%. More than half of the crop can be lost when disease is severe. The cost to farmers is estimated to be up to 60 million a year. The disease cannot be completely controlled but its severity can be managed. These HGCA guidelines summarise current knowledge, including information from recent research on fungicides and rotations. HGCA. October 2006