10 July 1998

Association sign up

OVER 250 new farmers and seed trade staff have joined the NIAB Association since its launch last November taking the total to 3700 – two-thirds farmers, one-third trade.

"With low cereal prices, farmers now recognise that careful choice of variety can make the difference between profit and loss," says Simon Draper, NIABs deputy director. "The substantial resources of NIAB, with 260 staff and 150 trials sites is a powerful backing for the scheme."

Standard membership costs £72 a year or £145 for a specialist service including Internet access to data. &#42