VI OSR Herbicides? Think Water Mimmshall Brook (Hertfordshire) catchment breakfast meeting

VI OSR Herbicides? Think Water Mimmshall Brook (Hertfordshire) catchment breakfast meeting

When: 17 July 2017

Where: Woodman Inn; 21 Warrengate Road; Brookmans Park, Hatfield; AL9 7TT

Time: Arrival from 8:30 for 8:40 start. Bacon rolls will be provided. The meeting will close by 10:30 am.

BASIS CPD points have been applied for

The level of OSR herbicides in watercourses in the Mimmshall Brook catchment (see attached map) could lead to restrictions on the use of these products. The VI is hosting a breakfast meeting to discuss pragmatic solutions for the Mimmshall Brook catchment that are workable on farm. Through the OSR Herbicides? Think Water campaign, funding from the CPA is available to trial measures in the Mimmshall Brook catchment that may keep OSR herbicides out of watercourses in the area.

Input from agronomists working in the catchment would be incredibly valuable in determining what measures would be appropriate for the area and worth trialling.

The discussion will be opened by a talk by Dr Stephen Moss on methods for blackgrass management, including the role of OSR as part of rotation planning. Affinity Water will provide information to attendees on the levels of OSR herbicides detected in water in the Mimmshall Brook catchment.

The CPA is coordinating the meeting logistics for this event. Reservation is critical. Please reserve your spot (and your breakfast!) at the meeting by emailing Wendy Gray Wendy@cropprotection.org.uk  (01733 355374).

About OSR Herbicides? Think Water

http://www.voluntaryinitiative.org.uk/schemes/stewardship/osr-herbicides-think-water/

 

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