Pinch of salt and dash of vinegar keeps bugs away from your crops
While a range of chemicals have been developed to control pests, weeds and diseases, sometimes more familiar products will do just as well.
The European Commission (EC) has an approved list of 16 everyday substances – including vinegar, sucrose, sunflower oil and whey – that arable and horticultural growers are authorised to use.
The latest to be added to the list is sodium chloride, or salt, which mushroom growers can now put with their crops to help control of a range of fungal diseases.
Other unconventional plant protection products currently being reviewed for approval by the EC include... read more
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