Author: CRRU UK

Farmers, gamekeepers and pest controllers are being encouraged to undertake knowledge updates to maintain their professional competence in the use of stewardship-label rodenticides. In its response to UK Rodenticide Stewardship's 2017 annual report, the Government panel that oversees the regime says continuing professional development (CPD) is...

Less than two years since the UK Rodenticide Stewardship Regime's mid-2016 introduction, 13,000 users of professional-use-only rat baits have undergone training and been awarded approved certification. This takes the proportion of stewardship-certified gamekeepers, for example, from 37% in 2015 to 60% in 2017. For professional pest...

Eleven assurance schemes with combined memberships of 95,000 farm businesses will be compliant with the UK Rodenticide Stewardship Regime for 2018. They are: AIC's Trade Assurance Scheme for Combinable Crops British Egg Industry Council's Lion code Duck Assurance Scheme Farm Assured Welsh Livestock Laid in Britain ...

No significant changes have been detected in barn owl liver residues of rodenticide between 2016 and a seven-year baseline. This comes from independent analysis by the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (CEH) of barn owl livers supplied from the Predatory Birds Monitoring Scheme, a citizen science project. As a...

Suppliers of professional use rodenticides to pest controllers, farmers and gamekeepers are required to register with BASIS Registration Ltd by the end of December for the new UK Rodenticide Stewardship Regime Point-of-Sale audit process. This requires rodenticide authorisation holders to ensure UK sellers of their professional use products pass...

Quality Meat Scotland's farm assurance standard for rodent control has been approved for 2018 onwards by the UK Rodenticide Stewardship Regime. Since the regime's introduction by UK government in mid-2016, members of QMS have been considered stewardship compliant as a transitional measure. This would have expired on 31...

A new Barn Owl Monitoring Study (BOMS) has been published as part of the surveillance being carried out by the UK Rodenticide Stewardship Regime. The study tracks barn owl breeding success across five areas of the UK for a minimum of three years. Funded by the Campaign...