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Kent farmer prosecuted for pesticide failings

A Kent farmer has been prosecuted 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.

Maidstone Magistrates' Court heard yesterday (…

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