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As regards any land which is the subject of an agreement and which has been continuously used in rotation for arable cropping since 31st August 1987 —
The farmer shall observe the following requirements in regard to a strip of land at least six metres wide at the edge of a field used for the production of cereal crops —
(1) The farmer shall not apply pesticides except between 31st August in any year and the following 1st January.
(2) The farmer shall not apply herbicides other than —
(a)Tri-allate, diclofop-methyl, difenzoquat, flamprop-M-isopropyl or benzoylpropethyl;
(b)Glyphosate, provided that it is applied in the pre-harvest period by spot treatment and solely for the control of couch, black bent or onion couch;
(c)Fluroxypyr, provided it is applied by spot treatment and solely for the control of cleavers; or
(d)any other herbicide applied by any method which the Minister may from time to time approve for this purpose.