30 November 2001


&#8226 POTATO leaf sap tests, pinpointing changes induced by aphids, could be used to help avoid unnecessary insecticide sprays, work by ADAS and York University suggests.

&#8226 CONSUMERS of food are more concerned about price and convenience than in how it is produced or any environmental considerations, according to Food Standard Agency surveys.

&#8226 LEACHING resistant, phased release nutrients and important secondary elements like calcium, magnesium and sulphur are key features of Carrs Fertilisers latest environmentally protective New Choice range.

&#8226 EUROPES premier spraying event, Sprays & Sprayers 2002, featuring the latest innovations in equipment and application technology, will be on June 25 & 26, 2002, at Whittlesford, Cambs.

&#8226 MORLEY Research Centres 1600 members have given the thumbs up for its potential merger with NIAB. At their annual meeting, they voted to support detailed negotiations which could lead to a formal agreement next spring. &#42

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