§ Mr. Biffen
asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will make a statement on the current state of yellow rust infection; what fungicides and sprays are being recommended by his advisory service; and what is the expected impact of the disease on the likely cereal crop.
§ Mr. Strang
Yellow rust has been reported from the major wheat growing areas. The disease is confined to known susceptible varieties and in some instances the level of infection has been severe. Recently there has been an increasing number of reports from most parts of
AVERAGE MARKET PRICE FOR CLEAN* CATTLE IN ENGLAND (Week 13, Fatstock Guarantee Scheme weeks) £ per live cwt. 1974–75 1973–74 1972–73* 1971–72* 1970–71 Average market price (England) 17.42 19.45 14.74 13.12 10.86 Fatstock Guarantee Scheme Deficiency Payment (1970–72) (Great Britain) — — Nil 0.08 0.81 * Relates to certified cattle under the Fatstock Guarantee Scheme. Source; Meat and Livestock Commission (Regional Fatstock Officers' Returns).