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The FFC Bulletin 2017 V3 July

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Mesh crop covers for non-chemical potato pest & disease control: Final results from the 2016-17 Field trial of mesh vs. agrichemicals

Final report from the FFC 2016-17 field trial that achieved very substantial yield and quality increases by mesh over agrichemicals coupled with equally substantial profit increases. Read more

ReMix – Redesigning European cropping systems based on species mixtures

ReMix is a new EU project studying species mixtures – also known as intercrops, or crop associations.  These can enhance and improve the control of pests, diseases and weeds, while increasing crop productivity and resilience to biotic and abiotic stresses, and are considered a highly valuable, but equally neglected technique.  The project is early days, but has a newsletter subscription.  Link to website

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