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Future Events

NIAB TAG is holding a number of events at its locations around the UK in 2017.

Orson's Oracle

Jim Orson

Is plant resistance a free lunch?
16/06/2017 by Jim Orson

" There is often a perception that plant resistance to pests or diseases is a bit of a free lunch. Instead of paying for a pesticide the plant will look after itself. In general, this is not true. The presence of resistance genes can result in a yield drag either in the absence of ... "

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