Reduced pesticide used on soft fruit, study finds

The Food & Environment Research Agency has published data on pesticide use in soft fruit over the 2013-14 growing season, showing a decline of 26 per cent in the weight of pesticides applied since 2012 due mainly to a fall in the area treated with soil sterilants, down 87 per cent since 2012, with use of chloropicrin almost disappearing.

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