0 The time has come to dispose of your iprodione stocks safely

With less than a month to go until the deadline, turfcare professionals must use up or safely dispose of products containing the active ingredient iprodione.

Bayer head of sales, Neil Pettican, reiterated that it will be illegal to store or use unapproved iprodione-based chemicals, including Chipco Green and Interface, after 5 June 2018.

He said: "If it is not possible to use up products safely by this date, then it is important to dispose of them responsibly.

"In light of this, and to help users keep in line with stewardship guidelines for disposal, Bayer has developed a blueprint document to help all turfcare professionals build their own waste chemical disposal unit, known as the Phytobac. The system is similar to a bio-bed and can be filled with soil and barley straw to harbour bacteria, which feed on the pesticides to dispose of them naturally, without harming the external environment."

The blueprint to build a Phytobac can be downloaded for free from the Bayer website.

However, if this isn't an option, it's recommended that a local hazardous waste company is contacted to take away any unwanted chemicals.

For more information about the disposal of products containing iprodione, contact the Bayer Turf Solutions Team on 0800 1214 9451, email turfsolutions@bayer.com or visit www.environmentalscience.bayer.co.uk

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