9 February 1996

Pesticide plans

GOVERNMENT plans to establish a pesticides forum to improve their efficient use in agriculture have been welcomed by the NFU.

Angela Browning, MAFF Parliamentary Secretary, said the forum would bring together key agricultural, environmental, food and other groups.

It follows a conference last Octo-ber to discuss government policy on the minimisation of pesticide use.

The NFU is already fostering a closer relationship between growers and major multiple retailers through the NFU – Retailer ICM Partnership. &#42