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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...

  • R464 Ethylene for Processing

    Industry Challenge CIPC is currently the only storage sprout suppressant available for the processing industry but there are threats to usage.  A strategy to reduce the overall quantity of CIPC used...

  • 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

  • R451 Phosphorus Use (LINK)

    Aim: To develop profitable and sustainable farming systems that maximise the efficiency of utilisation of soil and applied phosphorus by arable crops and minimise negative impacts on the wider...

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