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Crop protection in alternative crops

CALU Technical Note (Ref: 030301) on pest management for Flax, Linseed, Hemp and Camelina.

Year of Publication2006

Many farmers in Wales are interested in diversifying into the production of alternative crops. Several companies offer contracts to grow alternative crops like Crambe, Camelina, hemp and flax. However the restricted range of standard pesticides available for use on some of these crops can cause problems with managing pests.

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linseedminority crophempcamelinaflax
Organisation Logo for Centre for Alternative Land Use - CALU

A development centre for horticulture, biomass, novel crops, farm woodlands and novel livestock in Wales.

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