Care in Pesticide Use Near Waterways

Date published: 16 February 2023

Plant protection products (Pesticides) can have a detrimental effect on watercourses even in very small concentrations. NIEA have produced this aide memoire to help guide members of the farming community on how to protect watercourses whilst applying pesticides. For further information and guidance please see Section 6 of the DAERA “Code of Good Agricultural Practice for the Prevention of Pollution of Water, Air and Soil, 2008” and the “Code of Practice for Using Plant Protection Products.”

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