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Farmer used illegal pesticide

A Kent farmer has been prosecuted for storing and using an illegal pesticide that was sprayed on a crop of pears.

Farmer fined for using illegal pesticide

A Kent farmer has been fined £3000 for storing and using an illegal pesticide that was sprayed on a crop of pears. David Lewis Stevens, from Sittingbourne, used Amitraz on the fruit despite the substance being banned in the UK since 31 December 2007. It was found at Elm Farm, in Lower Halstow,

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