SUMMARY

23 November 2001




SUMMARY

Badgers reprieved until next spring

Culling of badgers to test if they transmit TB to cattle is unlikely to resume until next May, say government officials…….p8

Do ads add up?

A sudden end to the White Stuff milk advertising campaign and pig producer doubts about the value of the British Meat campaign has called generic promotion into question…..p29

Expanding NVZs

A big extension to nitrate vulnerable zones will mean producers having to change their slurry and fertiliser policy…p30

First BVD then TB?

Investigations have led vets to suspect that there may be a link between cases of bovine viral diarrhoea and later outbreaks of TB………………….p32

Pesticides face axe

Big problems are looming for growers as almost two-thirds of pesticides are due to lose their approval by 2003. Suppliers say they do not want to fund their rigorous EU approval……………………….p43

Sniffing out wireworms

Pheromone beetle traps might offer growers an early-warning sytem for wireworm attacks. BPC-funded research shows that the traps are a lot more sensitive than soil sampling……..p44

Weeds fight back

Delegates to the BCPCs "weeds conference" heard worrying reports of increasing worldwide incidence of weeds resistant to glyphosate…….p46

Tackling Russians

CNHGlobal is aiming to bridge Russias mechanisation gap by supplying tractors and combines to help it realise its vast agricultural potential….p55

Marriage lines

A one-stop wedding shop in a converted pig-sty on a busy livestock farm is where a brides big day can be made even more special……..Farmlife


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