BCPC supports drive to new crop protection research – but is £13m enough?

In order to help the agricultural supply chain meet the challenges of increasing crop productivity and reducing environmental impact, the Technology Strategy Board – in collaboration with Defra and the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) – has announced the launch of a £13m R&D funding initiative. New EU regulations mean that some widely used crop protection products are likely to lose approval, and a key aim is to develop crop protection technologies to reduce the impact of these regulations.

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