Pesticides

NI’s new river basin management strategy to crack down on pesticide run-off

NI’s new river basin management strategy to crack down on pesticide run-off

Key target measures have been drafted as part of NI’s new river basin management strategy to crack down on water...

April 27, 2021

Gardeners and farmers urged to consider ‘whether they need to use pesticides at all’

Gardeners and farmers urged to consider ‘whether they need to use pesticides at all’

Fianna Fáil Senator Eugene Murphy has urged gardeners, farmers and groundskeepers to consider the environment and whether the use of...

March 18, 2021

Pesticide exceedances in Irish drinking water supplies rise slightly in 2020

Pesticide exceedances in Irish drinking water supplies rise slightly in 2020

There has been a slight increase in the number of pesticide exceedances in public drinking water supplies last year, according...

March 16, 2021

New Zealand commits to 7-year IPM programme for tillage sector

New Zealand commits to 7-year IPM programme for tillage sector

New Zealand’s tillage, horticulture and vegetable sectors have embarked on a seven-year programme, which should lead to the widespread implementation...

January 25, 2021

Risk factors associated with pesticides on the decline

Risk factors associated with pesticides on the decline

The European Commission has published updated EU Harmonised Risk Indicators for pesticides, covering the period 2011 to 2018. The figures...

December 30, 2020

Commission takes action to reduce dangerous pesticides under Farm to Fork strategy

Commission takes action to reduce dangerous pesticides under Farm to Fork strategy

The European Commission has today (Monday December 14) decided to withdraw Mancozeb – a substance in pesticides – from the...

December 14, 2020

Tillage farmers take interest in Nobel Prize winners

Tillage farmers take interest in Nobel Prize winners

Two scientists who developed the CRISPR technique most commonly known as gene-editing were awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry last...

October 13, 2020

20% reduction in plant protection products

20% reduction in plant protection products

Almost 20% of the plant protection products currently available in Ireland will be removed from the market in the near...

October 11, 2020

Glyphosate study to assess exposure levels

Glyphosate study to assess exposure levels

Researchers at an Irish university are assessing the level of exposure of glyphosate to farmers and their families. Ireland’s bioMonitoring...

August 1, 2020

‘EU initiatives to protect wild pollinators too weak to bear fruit’

‘EU initiatives to protect wild pollinators too weak to bear fruit’

A report published by the European Court of Auditors (ECA) on July 9 stated that EU measures did not ensure...

July 13, 2020

Commissioner: ‘I don’t think we can allow’ imports made with banned pesticides

Commissioner: ‘I don’t think we can allow’ imports made with banned pesticides

The EU should stop importing agricultural goods made using pesticides that are banned within the bloc, European Commissioner for Agriculture...

July 3, 2020

Is it time to regulate products sold outside the farmgate?

Is it time to regulate products sold outside the farmgate?

Yesterday, June 29, AgriLand published data showing that agriculture accounted for approximately half of the plant protection products sold in...

June 30, 2020

Almost 50% of plant protection products not used in agriculture

Almost 50% of plant protection products not used in agriculture

Agriculture is often deemed the main user of plant protection products in this country. Tractors and sprayers travel the roads...

June 29, 2020

How much and what kind of pesticides are being sold in Ireland?

How much and what kind of pesticides are being sold in Ireland?

The EU Farm to Fork strategy plans to reduce the use of pesticides by 50% by 2030. With this in...

June 25, 2020

17% of pesticides on the market for non-professional use in Ireland

17% of pesticides on the market for non-professional use in Ireland

Figures from the Department of Agriculture show that 17% of all pesticides on the market in Ireland in 2018 were...

June 25, 2020

Is there a hint of hypocrisy in the new ‘deal’ for Irish and European farmers?

Is there a hint of hypocrisy in the new ‘deal’ for Irish and European farmers?

Is the EU Commission’s plan to simply import from countries in which food is not produced ‘sustainably’ and to turn...

May 24, 2020

Stuck for a product name or PCS number? Check these lists…

Stuck for a product name or PCS number? Check these lists…

AgriLand has compiled comprehensive lists of herbicides, fungicides, plant growth regulators and insecticides (see below). As always, when applying pesticides farmers...

April 28, 2020

Products to use up from your store in 2020

Products to use up from your store in 2020

Tillage farmers are busy spraying these days and will be in the coming weeks. At this time of the year,...

April 16, 2020