Farm Progress

European methods for preventing pesticide runoff

European farmers are looking at new ways to keep the pesticides they use on the farm. A “biobed” approach offers a self-contained way to process crop protection products. Microorganisms in the biobed’s soil break down the crop protection products.

Willie Vogt

October 24, 2013

2 Min Read
<p> The Phytobac &ldquo;biobed&rdquo; has microirrigation tubes through which water from the rinsate tank is precisely applied to soil where microorganisms break it down. The biobed is self-contained.</p>

About the Author(s)

Willie Vogt

Willie Vogt has been covering agricultural technology for more than 40 years, with most of that time as editorial director for Farm Progress. He is passionate about helping farmers better understand how technology can help them succeed, when appropriately applied.

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