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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

Reading Time: 2 minutes 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