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  • Lantra withdraws approval from 'customised' Rodent Control on Farms training

    With effect from 01 March 2018, one of UK Rodenticide Stewardship's formal Awarding Organisations for training, Lantra, has withdrawn approval from any 'customised' variants of its own Rodent Control on Farms course. The standard course is unaffected. Stewardship co-ordinator the Campaign for Responsible Rodenticide Use confirms that course certificates stating 'customised provision' dated 28...

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  • EA irrigation prospects forecast now available

    The initial prospects for irrigation in spring/summer 2018 have been published by the Environment Agency. Prospects are defined by region as ‘Good’, ‘Moderate’ or ‘Poor’ based on rainfall scenarios and current levels in rivers and groundwater. Prospects are ‘Moderate’ for most eastern and southern regions, while Yorkshire, West Midlands and Thames reported ‘Good’ prospects. ‘Moderate’ assessment...

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  • DEFRA issue Epitrix warning on imports from Spain

    The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) today reminded the UK potato industry of the importance of complying with UK requirements for potatoes imported from Spain. In response to interceptions showing evidence of the presence of Epitrix on potatoes from Spain, national measures remain in force requiring that such potatoes must be washed before import to the UK. The only...

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  • Sutton Bridge join UK businesses in innovative research for Singapore

    Next week (29 January to 2 February 2018) 14 UK-based businesses will join forces on an Innovate UK mission in urban infrastructure systems in Singapore. You can read more by clicking here      

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  • NFU workshops for trickle irrigators

    With information now emerging about the new licensing application process, the NFU has arranged a series of workshops in partnership with the Environment Agency to help farmers and growers with their ‘new authorisations’. The workshops will be of interest to growers who have traditionally used trickle and drip irrigation methods without the need for an abstraction licence, and those who already...

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