The SCEPTREplus programme researches sustainable plant protection products for use in horticulture. Our aim is to deliver applied research on high priority disease, pest and weed problems in fresh produce and ornamental crops in order to support the approval of products and develop integrated pest management programmes.
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Management of pests, diseases and weeds is a major concern for growers of both edible and ornamental crops in the UK. The quality of horticultural produce is paramount and even small levels of damage can lead to major losses in marketable yield.
Head of Knowledge Exchange - Horticulture