Reminder - dispose of iprodione safely
With 5 June fast approaching, greenkeepers must use up or safely dispose of products containing the active ingredient iprodione.
Bayer head of sales, Neil Pettican, reiterates that it will be illegal to store or use unapproved iprodione based chemicals, including Chipco Green® and Interface® after 5 June 2018.
“If it’s not possible to use up products safely by this date, then it’s 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 greenkeepers build their own waste chemical disposal unit, known as the Phytobac,” says Neil.
“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.”
Neil recommends that those looking for an alternative to iprodione based products should consider Exteris Stressgard®.
“This fungicide has filled the gap left by such a pivotal active ingredient and is now a key player in helping greenkeepers to manage Microdochium Patch, as it offers preventative and early curative control.”