7 June 1996

Leeks needed for tests

FARMERS could reap an extra £3m from leeks thanks to a research project involving the Seale Hayne Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Land Use at the University of Plymouth and Horticultural Research Inter-national.

The project aims to help farmers produce the crop in May and June – a time when the UK is currently importing leeks.

The projects is funded by the Horticultural Development Coun-cil, which is re-investing £144,500 levied from growers. &#42