Specialized permits for the use of plant protection products
The Federal Council's Action Plan on Plant Protection Products calls for greater protection of groundwater from plant protection products and their metabolites. Working together with researchers at the School of Agriculture, Forest and Food Sciences of the Bern University of Applied Sciences, we identified the hazardous substances often present in elevated concentrations in groundwater. But how can farmers replace or reduce them? For concrete recommendations, we evaluated the control options and scope for action on the part of the authorities.
Image: Use of weed-suppressing cover crops in HAFL-operated field test plots
Picture Credits: © Hans Ramseier, HAFL