HC Deb 12 December 1990 vol 182 c415W
Mr. Simon Hughes

To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what assessment he has made of the potential replacement of pesticides by mycoherbicides in respect of control of fungal diseases; what research his Department is presently undertaking or sponsoring; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Gummer

Mycoherbicides are fungi which are used to control weeds; they are not capable of controlling fungal diseases.