HDC backs cross-sector slug control research project

The loss of methiocarb and potential threats to metalhyde has led the HDC to put £75,000 towards a cross-sector research and knowledge transfer programme on slug control.


The cereals and potato sectors are contributing £225,000. External sources such as Agri-tech Catalyst may also contribute.

The AHDB has issued a tender for a £200,000 short-term project to help growers get the best out of exisiting slug control products and from cultural approaches.

The remaining £100,000 of allocated levy funds has gone towards longer-term "potentially speculative" solutions.

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