Reducing Pesticides in Water
What do I need to do
OR think about?
Victoria Fradley
North Anglia River Basin Co-ordinator
0...
Frequently found pesticides in
water & main routes
– metaldehyde
– clopyralid
– carbetamide
– propyzamide
– bentazone
– me...
Metaldehyde
• Product update
– Active was reviewed 2013 (Annex 1)
– Individual product review by June 2015 but your best
p...
Grandfather rights and certification
• Rights repealed from
26th November 2015
• New City & Guilds Level 2
course for thos...
Pesticide handling areas
• Consider Portable Bund to localise spills or splash
catcher
– To collect and transfer back to s...
Pesticide handling areas
• Ideally install a permanent bund
– (ensure area does not receive other drainage water)
– To dir...
Bunded
concrete
area
BIOBED
with Drip
irrigation
Pre biobed
tank
Final distribution
area with drip
irrigation
Offset Biobe...
Bio-Mix
• 1 part soil
• 2 part straw
• 1 compost
Biofilters
Operational Guidance
• T32 Exemption required from EA
• Biobed Volumes
– Max 15,000 litres per biobed in 12mths
• 15000 l ...
Biobed Example Costs (Excl VAT)
• Sprayer loading area - depends on whether adequate
concrete present with bund added or a...
Biofilter Example Costs (excl VAT)
Collection tank (price varies with size) + pump
£745 (up to £1500)
3 IBC @ £90 each £27...
CSF Capital Grants
Lower Great
Ouse
http://www.naturalengland.org.uk/ourwork/farming/csf/cgs/default.aspx
Emergency Action Plans
• Why?
– Fire, spillage or accident
– Helps co-ordinate emergency response
• How?
– Emergency conta...
What does this mean for me?
1. Please calibrate & use bout limiters
2. Use bunded pesticide handling areas
3. Have a Spill...
More Information
• Catchment Sensitive Farming
• Environment Agency
• www.biobeds.info
• www.voluntaryinitiative.org.uk
– ...
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Farm Business Update 2014: Aylsham, CSF and pesticide handling

  1. 1. Reducing Pesticides in Water What do I need to do OR think about? Victoria Fradley North Anglia River Basin Co-ordinator 07887 534983
  2. 2. Frequently found pesticides in water & main routes – metaldehyde – clopyralid – carbetamide – propyzamide – bentazone – mecoprop – MCPA and others Overland runoff Yard runoff Spray Drift Field drains
  3. 3. Metaldehyde • Product update – Active was reviewed 2013 (Annex 1) – Individual product review by June 2015 but your best practice will help! • Applicator Calibration – New pelleter calibration specification being developed by Association of Agricultural Engineers / NSTS – After November 2016 every 6 years /if less than 3m boom width
  4. 4. Grandfather rights and certification • Rights repealed from 26th November 2015 • New City & Guilds Level 2 course for those with previous grandfather rights – IF on own or employer’s land • OR PA training required - PA1, PA2 and PA4S if operating on another’s land
  5. 5. Pesticide handling areas • Consider Portable Bund to localise spills or splash catcher – To collect and transfer back to sprayer tank
  6. 6. Pesticide handling areas • Ideally install a permanent bund – (ensure area does not receive other drainage water) – To direct drainage off concrete, away from normal drains, to either holding tank or Biobed / Biofilter
  7. 7. Bunded concrete area BIOBED with Drip irrigation Pre biobed tank Final distribution area with drip irrigation Offset Biobeds
  8. 8. Bio-Mix • 1 part soil • 2 part straw • 1 compost
  9. 9. Biofilters
  10. 10. Operational Guidance • T32 Exemption required from EA • Biobed Volumes – Max 15,000 litres per biobed in 12mths • 15000 l figure excludes rainwater – Max 1,500 litres stored pre-treatment – 50m3 waste biobed mix stored for 12mths – 50m3 waste biobed mix spread in any 12 month period
  11. 11. Biobed Example Costs (Excl VAT) • Sprayer loading area - depends on whether adequate concrete present with bund added or all new materials – cost range = £300 - £2850 • Each chamber £140, pump £60 – x2 • Biobed excavation, turf and biomix materials £700 • Liner with sump if needed - can be £1000 • Filter + Drip irrigation to biobed and final disposal, actual costs depends on areas = £550 • =£4550 approx with new filling area (without labour)
  12. 12. Biofilter Example Costs (excl VAT) Collection tank (price varies with size) + pump £745 (up to £1500) 3 IBC @ £90 each £270 Bio Filter Kit system £288 1 IBC + pump £170 MDPE pipe + fittings £50 Turf, biomix & pea shingle £40 Total £1565 Sprayer filling area +£2850 =£4415 (without labour) Roofing for 9m x7 m +£3750 erected =£8165
  13. 13. CSF Capital Grants Lower Great Ouse http://www.naturalengland.org.uk/ourwork/farming/csf/cgs/default.aspx
  14. 14. Emergency Action Plans • Why? – Fire, spillage or accident – Helps co-ordinate emergency response • How? – Emergency contact numbers • 999 or 112, EA incident hotline 0800 80 70 60 – Gas, electricity, waste company, local authority • Farm layout map • Site drainage plan for the yard
  15. 15. What does this mean for me? 1. Please calibrate & use bout limiters 2. Use bunded pesticide handling areas 3. Have a Spill / Emergency Action Plan – And take care in transport 4. Provide Watercourse Buffer Zones 5. Spread when conditions are fit 6. Do Field Risk Assessment - VI project ongoing!
  16. 16. More Information • Catchment Sensitive Farming • Environment Agency • www.biobeds.info • www.voluntaryinitiative.org.uk – Best Practice Guides, • Pesticide handling areas • Biobeds • Biobed Manual
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