Narcissus resources



AHDB Horticulture funded an extensive programme of research on many aspects of commercial narcissus production. The available reports and resources are listed below. 


PESTS OF NARCISSUS:

Identification and management of nematodes in field crops

Managing rabbit problems associated with horticulture

Management of large narcissus fly

Rodent control on farms

Research project BOF 63 and 63a : Integrated control of bulb scale mite

Research project BOF 063b : Integrated control of bulb-scale mite in narcissus: Validation of bulb temperatures during hot-water treatment

Research project BOF 075 : Novel insecticide treatments to control large narcissus fly




DISEASES OF NARCISSUS:

Foliar diseases

Control of narcissus leaf scorch, smoulder and white mould

Research project BOF 072: Narcissus: Fungicides for smoulder and white mould

Research project BOF 072a : Improved control of foliar diseases and the effect of fungicide sprays on flower production

Basal rot, nematodes and dipping treatments

Hot-water Treatment of Daffodil Bulbs

Video page : Use of chlorine dioxide in bulb water treatment

Narcissus: Investigation into the effects of a range of potential biocides in hot water treatment

Research project BOF 060 : An on-line low-cost non-invasive sensor of basal rot in narcissus bulbs

Research project 061 : Alternatives to the use of formaldehyde in hot water treatment tanks for the control of stem nematode and Fusarium basal rot

Research project BOF 061a : Alternatives to the use of formaldehyde in hot water treatment tanks for the control of stem nematode and Fusarium basal rot

Research project BOF 061b : Alternatives to the use of formaldehyde in hot water treatment tanks for the control of stem nematode and Fusarium basal rot

Research project BOF 061c : developing alternatives to formalin. The concentration of chlorothalonil fungicide and iodophore biocide in hot water tanks and cold dips

Research project BOF 069 : Suppression of Fusarium basal rot using composts with biocontrol agents

Research project BOF 070 : Chlorine dioxide - potential disinfectant in hot water treatment tanks and other bulb dips

Research project BOF 070a Chlorine dioxide – daffodils treated in hot water treatment

Research project BOF 071 : FAM 30 disinfectant as a cold dip treatment for Fusarium basal rot

Research project BOF 071a : FAM 30 disinfectant as a cold dip treatment for Fusarium basal rot

Research project BOF 074: In vitro screening of fungicides to control basal rot of narcissus

Research project BOF 074a : Evaluating potential new fungicides for the control of Narcissus basal rot

Research project BOF 077 : Investigation into the benefits of using water disinfection options during hot water treatment




WEEDS OF NARCISSUS:

Chemical Weed control in narcissus crops

Research project BOF 73: Evaluation of potential alternative herbicides for narcissus following the loss of active ingredients




OTHER TOPICS ON NARCISSUS:


Establishing a resilient water supply

Introduction to fertigation

Protecting the water supply for your crops

Narcissus Crop Walkers’ Guide

Narcissus Manual

Ornamental horticulture skills survey

Studentship CP 103 : The application of precision agronomy to UK production of Narcissus

Research project BOF 068 : A grower handbook for UK narcissus production

Research project BOF 076 : Understanding physiological disorders in Narcissus

Research project BOF 076a : Understanding physiological disorders in daffodil - extension to study the three year down crop

Research project PO BOF 003 : Nutrient management for protected ornamentals, bulbs and outdoor flowers




Useful Links

Look up the RB209 principles of nutrient management

Look up the RB209 nutrient guidance for bulb crops

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