Nomix sounds amenity alarm

Chemical giant Nomix has warned cash-strapped operators not to use agricultural herbicides in amenity situations, lest they be landed with hefty fines or imprisonment.

It urged the industry to do "everything in its power to safeguard the future of amenity pesticides", arguing that to keep them, users must comply with specific approvals.

Caerphilly County Borough Council invasive species officer Gethin Bowes said: "Everyone in the industry needs to act responsibly. If we misuse pesticides, we risk losing them. This would cost pesticide users far more in the long run than any saving made by using agricultural pesticides in amenity areas."


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