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876: Crop Protection

This paper had been summarised from a Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology publication

Year of Publication2009

The new hazard based approvals process is expected to remove a number of pesticides currently used in UK agriculture and horticulture from the market, though the exact number and hence the impact on the industry is still unknown. Integrated approaches to crop protection which require pesticides to be used less are being developed and adopted by many farmers and growers. Biological control, plant breeding and GM crops offer alternative solutions although each has benefits and disadvantages.

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pesticides crop protection
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