Archive Article: 2000/07/21

21 July 2000


uSUPERMARKET Tesco and Harper Adams University College are to create a new Masterclass programme of courses to help farmers and growers understand modern food retailing better. The project has NFU support.

uHRI and High Value Horticulture, a subsidiary of Oxford Natural Products, have formed a global alliance to research and develop new herbal remedies and other crop-based pharmaceuticals.

uDRAWING on farmers practical knowledge and experience is an essential first step in saving many rare plants like cornflowers, according to English Nature, joint organiser of a "Fields of Vision" meeting in Cambs last week.

uFMC has taken over distribution of the zeta-cypermethrin based insecticides Fury and Minuet from SumiAgro, which has distributed them on behalf of FMC since their introduction in 1997. Distribution of Fury, the first solvent-free pyrethroid insecticide marketed in the UK will help boost FMCs market presence, says the firms Simon Leak. &#42

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