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  • Integrated control only way to stop spread of PCN

    The Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) has published updated recommendations for the management of Potato Cyst Nematodes (PCN). Dr Anne Stone, Knowledge Transfer Manager at AHDB Potatoes, has edited a new PCN Grower Guide, and said: “As we revealed last month, PCN continues to spread into new areas across Britain. The only way we’re going to stop the spread is through an...

    4 December 2018

  • Agronomists' Conference 2018

    This year's Agronomists' Conference was held at the Kettering Conference Centre with a programme that looked at late blight, PCN and plant health. Presentations from Day One of this year's Agronomists' Conference can be found by clicking here You can view the full day's stream by clicking the link below - a breakdown of each subject can be found towards the bottom of the page. See research on...

    4 December 2018

  • Fungicide testing sheds more light on emerging blight strains

    Results of research into the fungicide sensitivity of GB late blight isolates was presented at AHDB Agronomists’ Conference 2018 today (4 December.) The work – carried out by Dr Alison Lees, a Research Leader at the James Hutton Institute (JHI) – tested fungicides belonging to a range of Fungicide Resistance Action Committee (FRAC) groups for their ability to inhibit late blight. Dr Lees noted...

    4 December 2018

  • Applications open for Grow Your Own Potatoes competition

    Growers around the country are being asked to encourage their local primary schools to register for the 2019 Grow Your Own Potatoes (GYOP) competition. Schools can register until 25 January 2019, with up to four growing kits available for each school so classes can compete against each other. Now one of the largest primary school-based growing projects of its kind since its launch in 2005, GYOP...

    3 December 2018

  • Maleic Hydrazide re-approved by EU but…

    The European Union (EU) has renewed the approval of the plant growth regulator Maleic Hydrazide (MH), however new regulatory requirements will now apply to all products containing MH. MH products are used on potatoes for sprout suppression and volunteer control. In accordance with EU regulations, MH products are now required to contain lower levels of hydrazine in order to meet tightening...

    29 November 2018

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