Farmers need an effective means of protecting their crops from slugs. But traditional slug pellets contain the chemical metaldehyde, which can enter the watercourse and prove very difficult to remove.
That’s why we’re encouraging farmers to switch to slug pellets which use ferric phosphate – equally effective at killing slugs, but presenting no difficulties for water quality.
Grovsenor Farms, which grows over 2,000 hectares of crops in Chester, within the River Dee catchment, has switched to the ferric phosphate pellets, with great success.
To encourage more landowners to make the switch, we’re offering a 50% discount on purchase of the ferric phosphate pellets.