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THE ECONOMIC BENEFIT OF CROP PROTECTION PRODUCTS
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STUDY WARNS OF INCREASED SPREAD OF CROP PESTS
The following article, prepared by Bruce Knight, was published as the lead article in Crop Protection Monthly, August 2014.Download this article in pdf format

SCANNING THE AGRICULTURAL HORIZON TO 2050
Notes on a one day conference: "Scanning the agricultural horizon to 2050 organised by the UK's SCI BioResources Group supported by Royal Society of Chemistry. Download this article in pdf format

Novel technologies for sugar cane
Bruce Knight recently prepared the following article on developments in sugar cane production for Crop Protection Monthly, based on interviews with Syngenta managers in Europe and Brazil. Download this article in pdf format

Biofuels: Their impact on crop production world wide
Bruce Knight delivered this paper at the Association of Applied Biologists conference: Non Food Uses of Crops, Wyboston Lakes Conference Centre, Bedfordshire, May 10-11, 2010
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The Food Market in Turmoil - strategies for survival and growth.......
This April 2009 conference addressed several of the global and national issues that are affecting food supply and marketing as a result of the volatility of raw material prices, and changes in consumer purchasing patterns.
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World Biofuels Forum
A conference held in June in Prague brought together a range of organisations involved in biofuel production. In Europe the industry is facing something of a crisis as subsidised biofuels and vegetable oils from the Americas are being dumped on the market. Several European companies have gone out of business before the industry has really got going. Meanwhile the European Commission is trying to establish rules for sustainable production of biofuels.
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Fifteen years of Innovation Management
Since 1993, agriculture and the market environment has changed. The short feature picks out some of the significant differences in the agri- business landscape, then and now.
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If GM crops are ever accepted, how will they help the British farmer ?
A number of experts, including Sir David King, former Government Chief Scientist, have recently highlighted the implication for UK agriculture and Science if the benefits of agricultural biotechnology are not applied. An edited version of this article was published in the March issue of Crop Production Magazine.
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