The Phytobac ldquobiobedrdquo has microirrigation tubes through which water from the rinsate tank is precisely applied to soil where microorganisms break it down The biobed is selfcontained

The Phytobac “biobed” 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.

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.

During a sustainability farm tour held by Bayer CropScience, Farm Industry News got a look at a few interesting technologies. One was the Phytobac system, a biobased system aimed at keeping pesticide residues from leaving the farm.

This European approach may not work exactly the same if deployed in the U.S., but it offers insight into ways farmers in Europe are pushing up their sustainability. It’s key to note that farms in Europe are, on average, smaller than in th

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