Farming Today This Week: Crop Protection
Charlotte Smith visits the agriculture department at the University of Reading to find out about new research into methods of protecting crops from pests and diseases.
This programme looks at the issue of crop protection - a huge area of concern for many farmers. Charlotte Smith visits the agriculture department at the University of Reading, to find out about the latest trends in crop protection, and the research being carried out into possible new methods of keeping pests at bay. With neonicotinoids currently banned from use on many crops, and the future of glyphosate still uncertain, alternative methods of controlling insects and weeds are more important than ever. Charlotte finds out how state-of-the-art technology, fungi and even pheromones could all have a part to play.
Presented by Charlotte Smith and produced by Emma Campbell.
- Sat 17 Jun 2017 06:30