Pesticides and fertilisers
These factors, however, can also have serious impacts on the environment. We work to ensure that new agricultural technologies do not have negative impacts on farmland birds, the environment and ecosystems, whilst improving the productivity of farmland.
Using pesticides and fertilisers
We believe that the pesticides and nutrients that farmers employ to increase yields must be used with care, in a targeted way and with respect to the environment.
This includes ‘natural’ inputs, such as manures.
Government uses legislation and regulation to control the introduction and sustainable use of technologies and inputs. Government and other organisations also provide support and advice to farmers in how they manage their use.
We work to make sure legislation and regulation go far enough to protect the environment whilst working to provide valuable advice and management tools to farmers.