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Controversy over EU approval of insecticide

Controversy over EU approval of insecticide

The European Commission has authorised the use of the broad-sprectrum insecticide cyantraniliprole (Cyazypyr, Benevia, Exirel) for 10 years despite warnings from the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) that it could pose a "high risk" to honeybees.

Trees benefit livestock and finances, says upland farmer

Trees benefit livestock and finances, says upland farmer

A Perthshire farmer has explained why he backs a national campaign for more trees on sheep farms.

Government extends Garden Bridge insurance term - but cuts fund by £6m

Government extends Garden Bridge insurance term - but cuts fund by £6m

The Government has agreed to continue to underwrite the Garden Bridge project but has cut its insurance fund by £6m.

Greenspace projects can now bag more funding from Tesco scheme

Greenspace projects can now bag more funding from Tesco scheme

Parks and other green spaces can now bid for a Tesco grant scheme paid for by the plastic bag levy at any time of year.

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According To Edwards ... Political decisions key to UK trade after leaving the EU

According To Edwards ... Political decisions key to UK trade after leaving the EU

I voted to remain in the EU and it took me a while to get my head around the fact that we are leaving. I have never doubted that the UK could do well outside the EU. My concern is that to do well the right political decisions need to be made.

From The Deputy Editor - Supplier showcase at Four Oaks

From The Deputy Editor - Supplier showcase at Four Oaks

Because of Brexit shaking up the supply chain, there couldn't be a better time for buyers to attend the Four Oaks Trade show to see how suppliers are reacting to the changes, renew relationships with suppliers old and new and get on top of the latest thinking.

Seabrook on...Cultivators at sharp end of politically correct positions

Seabrook on...Cultivators at sharp end of politically correct positions

It is easy for senior management in large organisations to take politically correct positions -- for example, deciding on a policy of no-pesticide horticulture -- while for staff at the sharp end having to cultivate plants it is a quite different matter.