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  • 114R478 Biofumigation for Pest Control

    Background Soil-borne pests and pathogens, including many nematode and fungal species, are major constraints to profitable crop production in the UK.  New approaches are required that have broad...

  • R468 PCN Trap Crops

    Industry Challenge Since the mid-1970’s, PCN management has relied on a combination of resistant varieties, rotation and nematicides.  This has only been moderately successful as the pressure to grow...

  • R470 Farm Scale Resource Efficiency Calculator

    Industry Challenge Agricultural production uses energy, water and other resources, some specific to an enterprise and some shared across enterprises. Farms also exchange some resources, such as straw...

  • 11140022 Soil Platforms For Potatoes

    Industry Challenge Poor soil management in potato production, particularly due to soil compaction, can cause varying yield losses. To enable identification of favourable soil management practices for...

  • R463 CIPC Use in Low Temperature Pre-pack Stores

    Industry Challenge CIPC is the main sprout suppressant used in GB. Due to exceedances in the Maximum Residue Level (MRL) the chemical was referred to the Advisory Committee on Pesticides, and a cross...

  • 11140009 Early Detection of Potato Storage Diseases by Gas Analysis

    Industry Challenge Storage diseases of potatoes cause major losses each year for the industry. Diseased potatoes and in particular those associated with bacterial soft rots release specific volatile...

  • R460 Combating Resistance to Aphicides in UK Aphid Pests

    Aim: To monitor the response of field-collected live samples of Myzus persicae (and other pests) to a range of insecticides and also monitor for established forms of resistance. Industry Challenge...

  • Grower Collaboration 2010

    Report on Grower Collaboration sites in 2010

  • Grower Collaboration 2009

    Report on Grower Collaboration sites in 2009

  • R458 Warmer Cold Storage

    Aim: To understand the potential to increase the temperature at which potatoes for the fresh market are stored. Industry Challenge Storage of potatoes for the fresh market is carried out at low...

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