Peterborough, UK -- (SBWIRE) -- 03/03/2015 -- With the growing season focusing agricultural attention to fertilizers and pesticides, a number of commonly-used pesticides potentially facing an EU-wide ban could mean a significant drop in yield rates, according to a report from the NFU, Crop Protection Association and Agricultural Industries Confederation. Peterborough-based Enduramaxx is helping farmers to claw back savings through specialist chemical storage tanks and liquid fertilizer tanks, allowing farmers to bulk buy and to store liquids, chemicals and fertilizer safely and securely.
The European Union is considering restricting some 87 out of the 250 pesticides approved for UK farming. Of these, 40 pesticides are likely to disappear or become heavily restricted within the next 5 to 7 years. The concern of the NFU, Crop Protection Association and Agricultural Industries Confederation, as outlined in their report, is that there could be serious consequences for crop yields, which could mean a 12 per cent drop in winter wheat yields, together with impacts on other crops including carrots and onions. The report suggests that the agricultural industry's contribution to the economy could fall by as much as 36 per cent, amounting to some £1.6bn.
The chemicals in question include pesticides containing neonicotinoids, meaning that farmers would be forced to use pyrethroid sprays much more. Enduramaxx is helping farmers to store chemicals, including pesticides safely and in large volumes, allowing for cost savings from bulk-buying. Chemical storage tanks with capacities as large as 25000 litres store chemicals, including pesticides and liquid fertilizer safely and securely. The polyethylene vertical storage tanks are rotationally molded and uv-stabilised for greater durability and are manufactured with lugs, overflow, inlet and outlet locations that take up to Ø150mm fittings.
Those wishing to find out more about storing pesticides, liquid fertilizer and all other farming chemicals and liquids should visit http://www.enduramaxx.co.uk
Tel: 0800 840 4030
Fax: 01778 560942