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Impact of changing pesticide availability on horticulture and an assessment of all impacts and priorities on a range of arable, horticultural and forage crops. - IF01100

Description
Pesticide availability in Europe is changing. This results from changes to legislation and the implementation of existing legislation, as well as from commercial pressures on availability. The regulatory changes are predominantly as a result of the revision of 91/414/EEC (pesticide approvals legislation) and the implementation of the Water Framework Directive (WFD). The changing availability of pesticides in Europe will have impacts on all areas of UK agriculture and horticulture with a reduced number of pesticides available for use on a wide range of crops. ADAS have produced, and published, a series of reports looking at the economic and production impacts of changing pesticide availability on a range of crops; for HGCA on cereals and oilseeds, Potato Council on potatoes and for EBLEX and DairyCo on forage and grassland. ADAS have also collated data for PGRO on pulses, PGRO are compiling the final report. In addition HDC and Defra have funded the collation of data looking at the yield implications of pesticide losses due to the revision of 91/414/EEC on 15 specified horticultural crops. There has been no economic analysis or investigation of wider impacts, such as those from WFD and market pressures on these 15 specified horticultural crops.

Once all these reports are available it will for the first time be possible to identify across all arable, horticultural, grass and forage crops the key issues and priorities for attention. It is important that this information is collated and assessed so that policy development can address the key issues and balance pressures coming from specific sectors within a wider context.
Project Documents
• Final Report : Impact of changing pesticide availability on horticulture and an assessment of all impacts and priorities on a range of arable, horticultural and forage crops.   (620k)
• Final Report : Impact of changing pesticide availability on horticulture and an assessment of all impacts and priorities on a range of arable, horticultural and forage crops. FULL REPORT BY CROP   (1150k)
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 2010

To: 2010

Cost: £48,000
Contractor / Funded Organisations
ADAS UK Ltd.
Keywords
Arable              
Crops              
Horticulture              
Integrated Farming Systems              
Pesticides              
Sustainable Farming and Food Science              
Sustainable Farming Systems