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Contractor / Funded Organisation: Horticultural Development Council

Detailed below are science projects undertaken for, or managed on behalf of, Defra by the Contractor/Funded Organisation selected.

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HL01102: Reducing herbicide use in row crops with new targeted application methods treating detected weeds in bands or spots.
Description - Project Documents - Time Scale & Cost
From 2010 To 2012, Cost £181,030
 
 
HL0163LMU: Improving the Efficiency and Environmental Impact of Mushroom Composting
Project Documents - Time Scale & Cost
From 2003 To 2006, Cost £295,392
Field of Study:   Horticulture
Theme:   Sustainable Use of Natural Resources and Labour
Keywords:  
Farming, Horticulture, Mushrooms, Natural Resource Use, Natural Resources and Labour, Sustainable Farming and Food, Sustainable Production, Vegetables
 
 
HL0167LFV: Improved Crop Health and Establishment using Beneficial Micro-Organisms
Description - Project Documents - Time Scale & Cost
From 2003 To 2007, Cost £234,500
Field of Study:   Horticulture
Theme:   Sustainable Supply of Flowers, Fruit and Vegetables
Keywords:  
Farming, Horticulture, Natural Resource Use, Sustainable Farming and Food, Sustainable Production, Vegetables
 
 
HL0168LHN: Enhancing the quality of hardy nursery stock and sustainability of the industry through novel water-saving techniques
Project Documents - Time Scale & Cost
From 2005 To 2009, Cost £744,762
Field of Study:   Horticulture
Theme:   Sustainable Use of Natural Resources and Labour
Keywords:  
Climate Change, Farming, Hardy Nursery Stock, Horticulture, Natural Resource Use, Ornamentals, Quality, Sustainable Farming and Food, Water
 
 
HL0169LSF: Molecular breeding for root rot resistant raspberries suitable for low input growing systems
Project Documents - Time Scale & Cost
From 2004 To 2007, Cost £139,999
Field of Study:   Horticulture
Theme:   Sustainable Disease Control
Keywords:  
Breeding, Farming, Fruit, Horticulture, Quality, Raspberries, Resistance, Sustainable Farming and Food, Sustainable Production
 
 
HL0171LHN: Development of the Entomogenous Fungus, Metarhizium anisopliae, for Control of Vine Weevil Larvae and Thrips in Horticultural Growing Media
Project Documents - Time Scale & Cost
From 2005 To 2008, Cost £169,474
Field of Study:   Horticulture
Theme:   Sustainable Pest Control
Keywords:  
Farming, Horticulture, LINK Programme, Others, Pest Control, Protected Cropping, Sustainable Farming and Food, Sustainable Production, Biological Control
 
 
HL0172LHN: Producing High Quality Horticultural Growing Media through the Retention of Plant Structure in Composted Food-Processing Waste
Project Documents - Time Scale & Cost
From 2004 To 2006, Cost £198,000
Field of Study:   Horticulture
Theme:   Sustainable Use of Natural Resources and Labour
Keywords:  
Climate Change, Agricultural Waste, Composting, Farming, Amenity, Horticulture, Natural Resource Use, Others, Sustainable Farming and Food, Sustainable Production
 
 
HL0173LFV: Mechanical weed control for integrated and organic salad and brassica production
Project Documents - Time Scale & Cost
From 2005 To 2007, Cost £144,926
Field of Study:   Horticulture
Theme:   Sustainable Weed Control
Keywords:  
Brassicas, Farming, Herbicide use, Horticulture, Organic, Organic Farming, Rural Communities, Sustainable Farming and Food, Sustainable Production, Vegetables, Weeds
 
 
HL0174LFV: Companion Planting for Pest Control in Field Crops
Project Documents - Time Scale & Cost
From 2005 To 2009, Cost £202,932
Field of Study:   Horticulture
Theme:   Horticulture LINK
Keywords:  
Crop Diseases, Crops, Pest Control, Plant health, Plants and Animals, Sustainable Farming and Food
 
 
HL0175LSF: Integrated Pest and Disease Management for high quality protected raspberry production
Project Documents - Time Scale & Cost
From 2006 To 2011, Cost £654,812
Keywords:  
 
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