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On our recent farm trip to the JSR farms in Driffield, East Yorkshire, United Kingdom (see entries below), we spoke to a couple of the journalists present at the event to get their take on the issues of how pesticides are portrayed in the media, what they see as driving the debate, and what they… » read more

Posted by Helen Dunnett

In this clip, Philip Huxtable speaks about Integrated Farm Management (IFM) on his farm. European farmers are increasingly adopting and developing IFM, which combines traditional farming methods with modern technology and products: ‘the best of both’. This approach combines techniques such as crop rotation to prevent the build-up of certain pests in one field, choosing… » read more

Posted by Helen Dunnett

Earlier this week, we attended a farm visit at JSR Farms in East Yorkshire, United Kingdom (disclosure: the event was organised by ECPA). The event was an “information day” for the press, aimed at providing a farmer’s opinion on the effects the proposed revision of the current pesticide legislation (Directive 91/414) will have on his… » read more

Posted by Helen Dunnett