News & Information
The hungarian section in the library was updated; flyers on how to prevent point sources, drift and runoff were added. Check it out here !
The latest newsletter (n°14 - February 2016) is available and has been uploaded under the TOPPS Newsletter section.
New BMPs and other key documents are available concerning runoff and erosion - see here!
The new TOPPS Water Protection project has been launched - see here !
We are currently updating the website in terms of layout and content. We plan to have a "regulatory affairs" section related to water protection. Any suggestions or questions, please contact Manfred or Evelyne.
The German, Dutch, French/Wallonian and Spanish sections in the library were updated.
The Spanish and Polish RVBS project section were completed.
On October 2 TOPPS was highlighted at the international field day on conservation agriculture. The Spanish national television program for agriculture and environment (Agrosfera) hosted the event. About 1500 farmers attended the event, while the TV audience was about 156000 people.
Questions? Contact Emilio González
The Spanish TOPPS team poster was awarded under "Stewardship, Regulation and Outreach" at the 13th IUPAC International Congress of Pesticide Chemistry, in San Franscisco (USA) August 10-14, 2014.
The July 2014 newsletter focusses on the potential for sprayer cleaning operator-techniques and sprayer-technologies to contribute to reducing the potential for point source contamination, and so help keep water clean.
In a separate distribution all project partners and key stakeholders also receive the newsletters in order to keep them informed, and to act as one of the tools we will use to push implementation.
Read more in the TOPPS Newsletter from July 2014.
Questions? Contact our project manager!
The VBS pilot project concluded at the end of 2015 – the material on the VBS web pages is not updated and is made available as a record of the project.
WHAT WE DO
HOW WE WORK
This approach helps ensure broad consensus on recommended measures (BMPs) by considering local aspects from the start, and delivers a range of risk reduction methodologies which can be used in a toolbox approach.
WHAT WE EXPECT TO ACHIEVE
This project is part of the European crop protection industry’s commitment to contributing towards high quality affordable food, safeguarding water, promoting biodiversity, and protecting health. Discover more at www.hungry4change.eu