Many products have a minimum buffer zone that must be observed when using plant protection products. This is aimed at protecting watercourses and arthropods on field margins. There are currently four buffer zone schemes:
1. Arthropod buffer zones
2. Interim scheme
3. LERAP A and B
4. Drift Reducing Technology (DRT) scheme
These schemes can allow for buffer zones ranging from 1-20 meters, however it is important product labels are read as regulations are becoming crop and product specific.
For more information on buffer zones please contact your agronomist or click here: