Rhubarb resources

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


PESTS OF RHUBARB

Mammal pests

Managing rabbit problems associated with horticulture

Rodent control on farms




DISEASES OF RHUBARB:

Downy mildew

Rhubarb downy mildew




WEEDS OF RHUBARB

Rhubarb herbicide demonstration of pipeline projects, a study

Weed control in rhubarb

Research project SF 129: Evaluation of residual herbicides for rhubarb

Research project SF 161: Rhubarb: Evaluation of herbicides for problem weeds




OTHER TOPICS ON RHUBARB:

Beneficial insects

A review: Impacts of wildflower interventions on beneficial insects in fruit crops


Food safety

How to keep fresh produce safe to eat

Monitoring microbial food safety of fresh produce

Video: Webinar - Disinfecting irrigation water for use on fresh produce

Video: Webinar - Microbials - Keeping it clean

Video: Webinar - Microbials - Managing risk in the production of fresh produce


Labour and skills

Edible horticulture skills survey

Video: Webinar - Using LEAN techniques to improve labour efficiency in horticulture

Video: Webinar - Operating in a reduced labour market

Video: Webinar - Using your time effectively


Nutrient management

Introduction to fertigation

Research project SF 172: Developing nutrient management guidance in Rhubarb crops


Quality

Research project SF 171: Enhancing the profitability of rhubarb using spectral modifications


Soil

How to count earthworms

Measuring soil nutrients, pH and organic matter

Video: How to conduct a quick assessment of your soils

Video: The worm count test

Video: Webinar - Soil health for horticulture

Video: Webinar - Soil health improvement – Cover crops and organic amendments


Water

Establishing a resilient water supply

Protecting the water supply for your crops




Useful links

Biocontrol in Soft Fruit Guide

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