Are You Getting Paid For Reducing Your Metaldehyde Use?
Farming Monthly National|September 2020
Are You Getting Paid For Reducing Your Metaldehyde Use?
Farmers in the Severn Trent region have until 15 September to sign up for the Farm to Tap scheme, which pays out up to £5/ha for protecting water quality through the responsible use of metaldehyde slug pellets on winter wheat and oilseed rape.

Una McBride, Severn Trent agricultural adviser, is urging farmers to make sensible decisions when it comes to slug control this year, with pellets as a last resort, after all cultural controls have been explored. “Using an IPM approach to manage slugs this season will not only help to protect water quality and earn farmers money through the Farm to Tap scheme, but it can also help to support a more regenerative and resilient cropping system,” she says.

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September 2020