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Larry Braul stands next to an above-ground biobed at a field 
day in Outlook, Sask.

Biobeds a simple way to prevent pesticide contamination

The European innovation can break down pesticide simply 
and efficiently, but needs to be adapted to the Prairie climate

Up to 80 per cent of pesticide contamination on a farm occurs where a sprayer is washed, filled, handled or rinsed — but there’s a simple and inexpensive way to prevent it. Biobeds, already in use in the U.K., Scandinavia, and South America, are trenches filled with absorbent materials (such as peat moss, compost or […] Read more