Use of propyzamide ends soon for 2023/24 season
29 January 2024
Don't forget, for most uses, it is illegal to use propyzamide after 31st January each season.
Just a reminder regarding the use of propyzamide where the label clearly states (with the exception of lettuce) the last date for legal use is 31st January (i.e. "before 1st February") each season.
For more information on best practice with regard oilseed rape herbicides, follow this link to our "Think Water!" project page.
The Voluntary Initiative is working with water companies and the farming and crop protection industry to raise awareness of the water protection issues, improve practices and develop new tools that will support farmers in continuing their responsible use.
What can agronomists, managers and sprayer operators do to help?
There are 3 steps you can take to help
Use The Environment Agency's Farmers page (bit.ly/EA_Farmers) to find out if any of your land is in a Drinking Water Safeguard Zone (DWSgZ).
If you are farming in a DWSgZ, speak to your local water company catchment officer to understand the potential risk on a field-by-field basis, or speak to your BASiS qualified crop agronomist.
Implement best practice agronomy to help protect water by following the three basic steps below:
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