Listen Back: NFGWS chats to Shannonside FM about pesticide survey results

NFGWS Source Protection Pilot Project Programme Lead, Seán Corrigan, joined Kevin McGillicuddy on Shannonside FM's Let's Talk to discuss the findings of a recent NFGWS pesticide survey.

The survey — carried out in Roscommon and Newport Co Mayo as part of the 'I've planted a tree and my garden is pesticide free' initiative — found that householders' attitudes to pesticide use can be changed if they are given information about their dangers. While chatting to Kevin, Seán explained that while the survey found that most participants were using pesticides, upon learning about environmental impacts, the majority intended to reduce or completely stop their use.

You can listen to the full interview on Shannonside FM's website here, while the survey findings are explored in more detail here.