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PCN Grower Guide

Publication Date: 
26 November 2018

Of all pests and diseases of potatoes in Great Britain, infestation by potato cyst nematodes (PCN), or eelworms, is the most damaging. Yield losses depend on pest populations, soil type and potato variety, with a range of 1–35% in trials, with infestations at 10–20 eggs per gram of soil.

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Pests, Soils




potato, potatoes, PCN, potato cyst nematode, soil, Soil-borne pests, pest, pests and diseases, nematicides, biofumigation, trap crops, nematicide, biofumigants

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