Pesti-wise

Improving river water quality together

Tyelaw Burn, Northumberland

Hazel Leah is our catchment adviser operating in the Tyelaw Burn catchment and has been working across Northumberland and the Tyelaw Burn since 2010. Hazel will deliver Pesti-wise, via a programme of intensive farmer engagement and on-farm interventions.

Tyelaw Burn Catchment Adviser: Hazel Leah Tel: 07530721772 Email: pesti-wise@nwl.co.uk

These will include farm appraisals to identify existing practices, equipment and pesticide handling facilities and to provide best practice suggestions and solutions to any issues identified.

Pesti-wise in the Tyelaw Burn catchment is currently supported by our equipment grants which farmers within the catchment may be eligible for:

Hazel will actively seek to identify potential users of metaldehyde, with an objective to reduce peak pesticide concentrations at the sub-catchment level and to raise awareness of the risks that this active presents to Northumbrian Water. This is especially important as the Tyelaw Burn flows into the River Coquet very close to where we abstract water.

In support of this work, we are monitoring metaldehyde concentrations in the Tyelaw Burn and a control catchment, to evaluate the impact of the Pesti-wise project.

Pesti-wise Grant Scheme

As part of the Pesti-wise initiative, we are offering a range of grant funded equipment items to improve field operations. Contact Hazel to find out more.

GRANT ITEM GRANT FUNDING
Precision Equipment Items
Precision Slug Pellet Applicator 75% of cost (excl. VAT) up to maximum of £15,000
Sprayer Auto-Section Shut Off 75% of cost (excl. VAT) up to maximum of £10,000
Straw Rake 75% of cost (excl. VAT) up to maximum of £10,000
Pesti-wise Pro-active:

This section provides you with the latest information on the Pesti-wise work within the Tyelaw Burn catchment.

Pestiwise

combine harvester in field  

Working with farmers and growers within specific target sub-catchments to address the issue of elevated pesticide levels in streams and rivers, from which water is taken to produce drinking water. Find out more

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