HROC (agency) - Kubota
Farminguk
26 June 2016 | Online since 2003
Auto Trader Ltd


Farmer wins prize for spotting illegal pesticide


Lincolnshire farmer David Revill was the winner of the The Voluntary Initiative (VI) “Right One!” quiz run at Cereals 2014.
The quiz, sponsored by the Agricultural Industries Confederation and the Crop Protection Association, asked entrants to identify the name of the new campaign to raise awareness of illegal pesticides. Mr Revill was drawn from the many entrants who correctly identified 'Watch Out!’ as the right answer.
Mr Revill does all the spraying on his 50 Ha, arable farm near Gainsborough. He buys all his chemical through H L Hutchinson/ Cropwise so he is confident that it is extremely unlikely that he will be presented with any illegal pesticides.
Mr Revill was very pleased with his win and fully supported the Watch Out! campaign: “I know farmers can be tempted to cut corners to save a few pennies, but buying illegal pesticides is a risk not worth taking: the product might not work, could damage the crop and leave residues in the soil. It’s the sort of thing that also damages the public image of farming.”

Download



0 Comment


Name

Please enter your name


Email

Comment

Please enter your comment


Post Comment

Your comment submitted successfully.Please wait for admin approval.


Comments

No comments posted yet. Be the first to post a comment


Netherlands | 24 June 2016
Dutch crops grown on 'Mars' soil found safe to eat

Dutch scientists said Thursday crops of four vegetables and cereals grown on soil similar to that on Mars have been found safe to eat, amid plans for the first manned mission to the planet. Abundan...


Canada | 24 June 2016
Canadian farmers' percentage equity increase

Equity in Canada’s farm sector was up almost 6 per cent at the end of last year from the year before. However, Statistics Canada points out that’s the smallest percentage increase since 2009. Th...


France | 24 June 2016
Inside Europe: Is China changing the face of rural France?

In France, farms have often been in the same families for generations. But that's begun to change for agricultural communities in Berry, a cereal growing region in the center of the country. C...


Australia | 24 June 2016
Drought forces Queensland cattle to head to South Australia

The ongoing drought in Queensland is forcing graziers to send their cattle nearly 2,000 kilometres away from home on agistment. The Walker family from Cumberland station, near Barcaldine in central...


Congo | 24 June 2016
A potential agricultural powerhouse for Africa

The Democratic Republic of the Congo is the second largest country in Africa, after Algeria, but unlike the arid north African state, the DRC is endowed by nature with forest that covers two-thirds of...



Trending Now

Viewed
Discussed

Farms and Land for sale

PropertyLocation
PropertyAgent
PropertyMinimumPrice
PropertyMaximumPrice
PropertyCategory

Holiday Rentals search

AccommodationKeyword
AccommodationType
AccommodationCounty
AccommodationStarRating


Top stories you may have missed
closeicon
Username
Password