R&D will remain a key priority

March 2008
Farmers Weekly;3/28/2008, p50
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The article reports on the commitment of the British Horticultural Development Co. (HDC) to the efficient delivery of research and development (R&D), communications and a promotional drive in 2009, according to HDC chairman Neil Bragg. He notes that the decline in central funding for horticultural research and development is the most challenging issue facing HDC. He believes that the goal of reviews of land-based R&D facilities is to maximise strategic funding. He stresses the need for a continued focus on future pesticide availability for minor crops.


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