14 April 1995

MAFFboost for research

RESEARCH into achieving better utilisation of muck received a £2m boost at Muck 95 from MAFF.

Making the announcement, junior farm minister Lord Howe said the programme would initially consist of 17 three-year projects costing £750,000/year.

These will include research: To improve nitrogen conservation when muck is stored; to find methods for rapid on-farm muck analysis; and to improve spreading methods.