Book your tickets for this year’s Learning Day

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You are advised to book now for the popular Leeds Allotments Federation’s Learning Day which is being held at Pudsey Civic Hall on the 16th March from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.

Joe Lofthouse of Harlow Carr, Compost John, Liz Bunting and David Allison will be giving interesting and informative talks, and you’ll also have the chance to have your allotment soil tested.

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Ban on slug pellets

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A ban on the outdoor use of metaldehyde, a pesticide commonly used in slug pellets to control slugs in a range of crops and in gardens, is to be introduced across Great Britain from Spring 2020, the Environment Secretary has announced.

The decision to prohibit the use of metaldehyde follows advice from the UK Expert Committee on Pesticides (ECP) and the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) that metaldehyde poses an unacceptable risk to birds and mammals.

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