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Latest Horticulture publications

22 May 2020

AHDB Aphid News provides regional information on aphid species and numbers. Download the latest edition below.

20 May 2020

This best-practice guide covers the 13 main diseases of horticultural brassicas that cause economic losses to growers in the UK.

19 May 2020

This web page hosts the latest guidance from the Fungicide Resistance Action Group (FRAG). The 'Download' button provides background. Scroll down for guidance.

14 May 2020

Help reduce the risk of spreading coronavirus by printing this poster to display around the workplace. Follow the guidance to help keep farm staff safe.

7 May 2020

A review of control measures for blackberry downy mildew

7 May 2020

This review covers the problem of western flower thrips feeding, breeding and damaging the flowers and fruits on strawberry crops, particularly ever-bearers.

6 May 2020

In this review, we collated all available data on E. pyrifoliae to better understand its ecology, control measures and potential risks to UK horticulture.

6 May 2020

How long can ToBRFV survive and which disinfection techniques are most likely to reduce the risk of infection?

5 May 2020

Emerging new virus threat

4 May 2020

All the latest analysis on weather events and their effect on farming and growing

28 April 2020

Energy saving advice for the protected cropping industry

27 April 2020

Find out what's changed in RB209

15 April 2020

A list of available products for use in protected lettuce crops using information taken from the Liaison Website in August 2011.

14 April 2020

The forest bug (A.K.A. red-legged shieldbug, Pentatoma Rufipes) is a commonly occurring and widespread shieldbug species in the UK

14 April 2020

Calculate the cost of farm machinery, per hectare or per hour, with this simple calculator.

14 April 2020

Japan's consumers are wealthy, highly urbanised and ageing. They seek convenient meals to fit around their busy lives and have a strong interest in health and wellbeing. We identify opportunities in Japan for exporters of British foods.

14 April 2020

The AHDB Pest Bulletin, hosted by Syngenta, provides forecasts and up-to-date reports for most key field crop pests.

14 April 2020

The United States has some of the highest levels of food consumption in the world. We discover how their desire for low cost but high quality affect consumer demand and how premium British products could stand out in this highly competitive market.

14 April 2020

Chinese consumers are becoming increasingly wealthy and their dietary patterns are changing. We take a look at how these changes are affecting demand for imported food and where the opportunities lie for exporters to China.

14 April 2020

Understanding contamination, disinfection and managing risk

8 April 2020

A summary of the latest research and information for ornamental crops

8 April 2020

The Technical Journal for Horticulture - Spring 2020

7 April 2020

A guide to the 300 edible horticulture crops harvested in Britain

7 April 2020

An introduction to British horticulture and shows the diversity of what we grow, and where and how we grow it

7 April 2020

This Allium Crop Walkers’ Guide is aimed at assisting growers, agronomists and their staff in the vital task of monitoring onion and leek crops in the field and in storage.

7 April 2020

This Mushrooms Crop Walkers' Guide is designed for use for growers to identify the most commonly occurring pests, diseases and disorders in mushroom (Agaricus bisporus) crops. Growers are advised to familiarise themselves with the variety of symptoms that can be expressed and be aware of new problems that may occasionally arise.

1 April 2020

Guidance on the use of chemicals for plant growth regulators in ornamentals

31 March 2020

The encyclopaedia provides information on the identification, risk factors, life cycle, monitoring, control thresholds, non-chemical control and insecticide resistance (where known) of major and minor pests commonly associated with cropping systems.

25 March 2020

A template checklist for inducting new employees

24 March 2020

Understand management options for this field-grown vegetable and cruciferous crop pest

24 March 2020

This AHDB Horticulture Crop Walkers’ Guide is designed to assist growers, supervisors and nursery staff in the vital task of monitoring crops. It is designed for use directly on the nursery to help with the accurate identification of many of the economically important pests, diseases and disorders. Weed identification is not covered in this publication.

24 March 2020

Canadian consumers are ethnically diverse which has a profound influence on the foods purchased and eaten. We discover what the opportunities are for British meat, dairy and potatoes.

18 March 2020

This web page hosts the latest guidance from the Insecticide Resistance Action Group (IRAG). The 'Download' button provides background. Scroll down for guidance.

18 March 2020

This web page hosts the latest guidance from the Weed Resistance Action Group (WRAG). The 'Download' button provides background. Scroll down for guidance.

18 March 2020

The aim of this project is to examine a range of candidate biocides (chlorine dioxide, hydrogen peroxide and didecyl dimethyl ammonium chloride) and physical approaches (thermal and UV treatment) for their efficacy and ease of use against stem nematode and Fusarium basal rot.

18 March 2020

Tools, market insight and farmer views on dealing with the heat wave and resulting drought

18 March 2020

Within this report, we investigate whether the EU referendum is likely to deliver a boost for domestic growers and producers on the back of improved consumer sentiment towards buying British. We look at how shopper behaviour may be impacted going forward and look to see if there is any evidence of change so far.

18 March 2020

Downy mildew of basil was first reported in the UK during the summer of 2010 on protected plants in the south-east of England. The aim of this factsheet is to help growers identify symptoms of the disease early and to provide options for its control.

16 March 2020

This soilborne disease affects oilseed rape, as well as all vegetable brassica species. Find out about the disease and how to manage it.

11 March 2020

Practical information for the integrated management of pests and diseases on protected herbs

11 March 2020

An easy guide to recognising thrips in your crops

10 March 2020

Seeds represent a significant and essential proportion of the input costs in vegetable production. This factsheet has been produced following requests from growers for guidance on how to get the best from seed and therefore maximise the value returned from the initial investment.

10 March 2020

A poster showing the symptoms of Pansy Mottle Syndrome

10 March 2020

Symptoms and control options for lupin anthracnose

27 February 2020

Practical tips to help move to peat-free or peat-reduced growing media

27 February 2020

Catch-up on Tomato Brown Rugose Fruit Virus webinar and FAQs

25 February 2020

An integrated approach to slug control is the most effective way to control slugs. This publication covers cereals, oilseeds, potatoes and horticulture.

19 February 2020

The Soft Fruit Review magazine provides the latest progress and research by AHDB in its effort towards helping the fruit sector tackle key crop protection issues.

18 February 2020

How are the Netherlands, Germany and Israel tackling ToBRFV

18 February 2020

Find out what makes soil and how it is classified. Discover common soil-related issues and how to manage them.

11 February 2020

How to manage the risk of microbials and pathogens in fresh edible produce

4 February 2020

A summary of our latest research for pests, weeds, diseases, soils and nutrition for field vegetable crops

3 February 2020

The AHDB Nutrient Management Guide (RB209) offers best practice guidance on the application of fertilisers and organic materials to crops and grassland.

3 February 2020

In this section you will find information on how to determine the nutrient requirements of fruit, vines and hops

3 February 2020

In this section you will find information on how to determine the nutrient requirements of vegetables and bulbs.

3 February 2020

In this section you will find information on the nutrient content of organic materials such as manures, compost and digestate.

31 January 2020

The Fertigation Bible gives details about existing and innovative technology to make water use more sustainable in horticulture, as well as guidance on subjects such as storage and nutrient addition

22 January 2020

This guide outlines the basic principles of field drainage, including information on installation and maintenance. It also emphasises the importance of good soil structure and includes information on subsoiling.

17 January 2020

Reducing sprays for strawberry powdery mildew, encouraging pollinators and sustainable control for pear sucker

17 January 2020

Project 3: Molecular approaches for routine soil-borne disease and soil health assessment - establishing the scope

15 January 2020

Learn how to diagnose and avoid this aggressive disease

8 January 2020

Viroids are the smallest known pathogen of plants, consisting of a single strand RNA molecule and differ from viruses in that they lack a protein shell.

8 January 2020

DNA-based technologies will continue to increase the speed, sensitivity and accuracy of pest and pathogen detection and diagnosis.

8 January 2020

Seeds or transplants must be free from pests, diseases, virus or viroid before bringing into the glasshouse.

8 January 2020

8 January 2020

The glasshouse is an artificial environment which provides ideal conditions; warm, high humidity, protection from the outdoor elements and a plentiful food source all year round.

8 January 2020

At the end of cropping an assessment must be made of the plants regarding potential carry-over of pests and diseases.

7 January 2020

Active surveillance and measures to prevent introduction, establishment and spread of viral infection is critical

7 January 2020

Pest Risk Analyses (PRAs) which are ‘the process of evaluating biological or other scientific and economic evidence to determine whether a pest should be regulated and the strength of any phytosanitary [plant health] measures to be taken against it’ are undertaken to inform Defra in its policy making activities.

7 January 2020

The traditional model of disease causation or the ‘epidemiological triad’ requires the interaction of three things; a susceptible host, a virulent pathogen and an environment favourable for disease development.

7 January 2020

Biosecurity in a horticultural sense can be defined as ‘a set of measures that can be put in place at the national, regional or production nursery level to protect against the introduction and spread of new pests, and to effectively deal with them should they arrive’.

2 January 2020

In this webinar we will look at the benefits of taking a step back and assessing what you do in your day-to-day activities.

18 December 2019

18 December 2019

18 December 2019

One of more than 170 species of this genus causing serious diseases on thousands of plant species worldwide.

18 December 2019

Detecting and managing this bacterial pathogen that can cause severe damage

18 December 2019

Pest management advice for soft fruit and container-grown nursery stock growers

18 December 2019

Basic substances approved for use in horticulture

17 December 2019

This factsheet summarises current information on the biology of tomato grey mould in glasshouse crops and gives practical advice on how to minimise losses to the disease with minimal use of fungicides.

17 December 2019

Advice on goods-in procedures, documentation, nursery hygiene, plant care and the bio-security measures necessary to help maintain plant quality and ensure plant health requirements are met

17 December 2019

17 December 2019

Learm which aphid species are economically important within strawberry production and the various control options available.

17 December 2019

Information on WFT, the damage it causes to strawberries and the results of AHDB funded research

17 December 2019

A guide to selecting and using cover materials to prevent weeds in crops grown in containers

16 December 2019

Identification, biology and control of whitefly, both native and quarantine species, that are important pests of protected ornamental crops in the UK.

16 December 2019

Learn the key diagnostic features to distinguish between two important leafminers: Liriomyza spp and Tuta absoluta

16 December 2019

Learn how to test for SWD and how to assemble and place traps to catch this invasive pest

16 December 2019

Highly effective practical guidance for their management and control

12 December 2019

The online home for our technical workshop discussing outbreaks of lettuce Fusarium wilt

12 December 2019

Experiments with tomato have shown that morning and afternoon CO2 enrichment give similar yield benefits.

12 December 2019

12 December 2019

12 December 2019

12 December 2019

12 December 2019

11 December 2019

Meetings are important to ensure everyone is working together to achieve your business goals. But when they happen, many meetings are not structured, recorded or valued.

10 December 2019

Latest results of UK industry funded project which ended in March 2017

10 December 2019

All your questions about SWD answered

10 December 2019

Learn about managing and minimising the potential impact of SWD through an integrated management programme

10 December 2019

Learn how scrupulous hygiene and housekeeping across the farm is very important to contain the spread of SWD

10 December 2019

Understand which crops are vulnerable to SWD and the plants and habitats which host the pests

10 December 2019

Discover the distinctive characteristics specific to SWD and identify this invasive pest

10 December 2019

Learn how to identify, monitor and control this invasive pest of soft and stone fruit crops

10 December 2019

10 December 2019

Our Extension of Authorisation for Minor Uses (EAMU) programme for the horticulture industry helps you to remain competitive by ensuring there is access to essential crop protection products.

4 December 2019

Learn how to be compliant with rodenticide use guidelines

3 December 2019

Narcissus growers can encounter a range of problems that can impact on both the quality and yield of flowers and bulbs unless they are identified and dealt with. Often, such problems are linked to pests and diseases, but a range of physiological and cultural disorders may also be encountered.

2 December 2019

How to create an even climate to improve crop quality and uniformity

28 November 2019

A list of companies that offer soil testing services and possibly forage analyses

27 November 2019

Explore the benefits of developing your team, and put this into practice using a Skills Matrix

26 November 2019

The Soil management Information System (SMIS) applies big data approaches to provide best practice guidelines for sustainable soil management. SMIS collates and integrates soil management data and is part of the GREATsoils program

21 November 2019

The guide covers a range of topics including trade and background biology; economics and management; pests, diseases, disorders and along with weeds their management in narcissus production - starting with the choice and acquisition of bulb stocks and preparation of the land, and progressing to bulb lifting, sales and re-planting; bulb forcing, marketing flowers, pot-plant production, tazetta narcissus production, and some other specialised aspects including growing of bulbs for galanthamine production, virus tested bulbs, producing dwarf and small-bulbed types, and bulb propagation.

21 November 2019

This factsheet aims to diagnose the most common visual deficiency symptoms.

21 November 2019

Both crop yield and quality of allium crops can be affected by nutrient deficiencies, with onions and leeks potentially susceptible to deficiency in copper and manganese.

21 November 2019

Open pollinated leek varieties show large responses to nitrogen applications but until recently, no work had been carried out on the more vigorous F1 Hybrids that are now grown commercially.

21 November 2019

This factsheet provides results of nitrogen response experiments focusing on baby leaf lettuce.

21 November 2019

This factsheet provides results of nitrogen and phosphorus response experiments on Sweetcorn.

19 November 2019

The factsheet aims to assist with visual deficiencies and provide guidance on taking samples and analysing results

19 November 2019

This factsheet reports on the findings of previous research from AHDB Cereals & Oilseeds project investigating the best practice for predicting Soil Nitrogen Supply.

19 November 2019

This factsheet summarises a wide range of literature to provide best practice for nutrient management in asparagus.

19 November 2019

Recommendations for fertiliser use in wild rocket and baby leaf spinach.

19 November 2019

A summary of the principles of strawberry nutrition with procedures growers can follow to get high yields and high quality fruit.

13 November 2019

Learn the things which set the highest-performing farms apart from the rest and improve your own farm performance

4 November 2019

What are the main factors of Lean? A handy reference poster

4 November 2019

A case study to improve soils in field tree and hedging production

4 November 2019

How to run more energy efficient irrigation systems

16 October 2019

How to keep your water supply resilient during extreme weather

16 October 2019

The market for both decorative and culinary pumpkins is increasing in the UK, but there has been little previous work to optimise field management and handling practices

16 October 2019

The market for both carving and culinary pumpkins is increasing in the UK, but there has been little previous work to optimise field management and handling practices.

16 October 2019

The ‘think soils’ manual is a practical guide to soil assessment. It aims to help farmers, land managers, government and non-government advisers to recognise problems with erosion and runoff from agricultural land. Our changing climate makes this issue increasingly important.

15 October 2019

The autumn/winter 2019 edition of All About Scotland

15 October 2019

We explore how engaged consumers are with food production issues, which elements of the food system are most trusted, how demonstrating shared values can boost trust, where consumers get their information from and will look at potential barriers to trust in the future.

14 October 2019

A new model has been developed to improve the management and control of strawberry powdery mildew and to predict periods when the crop is at risk of infection.

11 September 2019

This guide provides useful facts, figures and tips for growers to better manage their energy use, which could lead to significant financial savings.

11 September 2019

Easy reference poster to identify symptoms from key pests and diseases of carrots and parsnips

11 September 2019

Staff appraisals provide an opportunity for a conversation between an employee and line manager to review and plan the employee's performance

5 September 2019

Easy to use poster showing the most common pests and diseases of onions and leeks

5 September 2019

Robotics funding to transform horticulture, a computer model to improve biopesticides and a new plum demonstration centre

4 September 2019

How garlic can help battle aphids, using light to grow sweeter apples and a new virus that threatens tomato crops

4 September 2019

Find out about the latest research for tree fruit crops

30 August 2019

Information on control, life cycles, monitoring and forecasting of key brassica pests

27 August 2019

The UK undoubtedly has some of the most productive, dynamic and inspirational farming and growing businesses in the world.

24 July 2019

How and why spray irrigation can be reduced or stopped under Section 57

18 July 2019

AHDB’s series of Horizon reports has previously looked at some of the issues that will be critical in shaping the agri-food sector following Brexit.

29 June 2019

A guide to selecting growing media that have physical and nutritional characteristics to match crop needs is vitally important to keep production to schedule and avoid downgrading and wastage.

27 June 2019

SCEPTREplus trials covering both pre- and post-emergence weed control in sweetcorn crops.

25 June 2019

This report summarises the chilling responses and requirements of four different Raspberry Breeding Consortium varieties: Glen Dee, Glen Carron, RBC16F6 and Glen Ample.

24 June 2019

Discover how DNA markers can be used to determine how management affects soil microbial diversity.

10 June 2019

The soil health scorecard brings together information about the chemical, physical and biological properties of soil.

3 June 2019

Understand how agri-food trade could be affected once the UK leaves the EU, under both an agreed withdrawal and under a ‘no deal’ scenario.

3 June 2019

The fundamental principles of crop nutrition and how to manage it

28 May 2019

Integrated pest management strategy for asparagus beetle

23 May 2019

This soil management guide is a practical manual for growers and agronomists with the primary focus on soil assessment and management in horticultural cropping systems.

23 May 2019

Soil Biology and Soil Health Partnership research case study takes a closer look at the benefits of organic material additions

23 May 2019

AHDB has revealed eight key factors that are the hallmarks of high performing farm businesses in a new report

23 May 2019

Soil water supply is critical to managing the yield and quality of high-value horticultural crops. Improving soil health can benefit the supply of water from irrigation and rainfall by increasing infiltration rates and water-holding capacity.

23 May 2019

Many farmers and growers are concerned about the health of their soils. They understand the importance of soil health for the productivity, sustainability and profitability of their business, but many face significant challenges when interpreting results from laboratory analysis or when choosing suitable methods for assessing the health of soils beyond the standard pH, phosphorus (P), potassium (K), magnesium (Mg) analysis.

23 May 2019

Soil health is the ability of a soil to sustain, in the long term, its most important functions. A healthy soil will be able to sustain crop and livestock productivity and maintain or enhance environmental benefits. It requires a good balance of physical, chemical and biological soil properties, many of which can be tested.

23 May 2019

Maintaining optimum soil pH values in all parts of the field is essential in order to maintain soil quality and health, crop quality and yield. This guidance document explains why soil pH is important and outlines the impact of soil type and texture on pH.

23 May 2019

These publications explain how each earthworm group has a unique and important function and give top tips on how identify and count each type.

23 May 2019

Soil organic matter is the term used for all living, or once-living, materials within, or added to, the soil. This factsheet takes a closer look at how you can measure and add soil organic matter.

23 May 2019

Soils contain a very high diversity of organisms. These soil organisms interact with one another and the chemical and physical properties of the soil to drive soil processes.

23 May 2019

This short factsheet is a starter's guide to what microorganisms, pathogens and pests inhabit the soil and the benefits or drawbacks of each of them.

23 May 2019

Biological soil health testing is a useful method of quantifying the impact of different soil management practices such as the use of cover crops.

21 May 2019

The opportunities of earth observation, satellite communications and navigation systems for agriculture and horticulture

7 May 2019

This outlook is based on the latest data available, combining feedback and insight from contacts across the agri-food industry with AHDB sector specialists’ expertise. What follows is an examination of the factors affecting different sectors. Whether you’re using it for business planning, aiming to understand the market dynamics or just interested in a flavour of what agriculture faces in the year ahead, I hope you find this publication useful and informative.

3 May 2019

This factsheet explores asparagus root growth patterns.

2 May 2019

How to pick soft fruit - an induction film

30 April 2019

Insight into propagation management for Hardy Nursery Stock (includes case studies)

29 April 2019

Useful advice to help livestock farmers, deal with, or plan for, water supply disruption.

18 April 2019

Regular soil tests and the recommendations associated with them are vital tools that must be used in order to ensure the best possible crop yield

12 April 2019

Understand how different Brexit scenarios could affect your farm business incomes

11 April 2019

The Brassica Crop Walkers' Guide is aimed at assisting growers, agronomists and their staff in the vital task of monitoring crops. It is designed for use in the field to help with accurate identification of pests, diseases, nutrient deficiencies and disorders within a crop.

9 April 2019

Easy to use guide to help monitor your crops and identify pests, diseases and disorders

9 April 2019

Efficient irrigation of container-grown hardy nursery stock (HNS) crops presents specific challenges to growers not found with field-grown crops.

27 March 2019

The UK retail scene has seen enormous structural change over the last decade, driven by technology, new entrants and changing demands.

20 March 2019

In order to better-understand the implications of Brexit for the Lake District, the Lake District National Park authority requested that the AHDB use the model developed by Informa Agribusiness Consulting to investigate the impact of the three Brexit scenarios on the income of grazing farms in the Lake District National Park. The AHDB commissioned Informa Agribusiness Consulting to carry out this work.

14 March 2019

An investigation into the value of pollination to courgette yield and examination of which native UK species are the most effective pollinators for field-grown courgettes.

22 February 2019

Green manures have potential for use in modern orchard systems and they can bring benefits to beneficial insect populations as well as to soil health.

22 February 2019

An insight into selected soil assessment tests for horticulture, soil infiltration rates and much more.

22 February 2019

The tomato stem rot disease appears to be caused by Phoma labilis and a Phoma species closely related to P. destructiva

22 February 2019

Strawberry powdery mildew, caused by the fungus Podosphaera aphanis attacks the leaves, flowers and fruit of strawberry.

18 February 2019

In terms of nutrition, poinsettias are one of the more demanding crops. Nutrient-related symptoms can be expressed on both leaves and bracts during both the production and marketing phases. Severe symptoms expressed later on in the growing season are difficult to correct and may result in substantial crop rejection and wastage.

14 February 2019

Our latest edition of The Grower focuses on autonomous drones, robotics and labour efficiency.

14 February 2019

Our 2019 protected edibles review contains the latest information on all current and previous projects. Find out the results from our SCEPTREplus programme and many more research projects.

14 February 2019

Exploring downy mildew in protected cut flower crops.

12 February 2019

Easy to use guide to help monitor your crops and identify pests, diseases and disorders

8 February 2019

The aim of this report is to provide readers with an understanding of how Horticulture trade could be affected once the UK leaves the EU, under both an agreed withdrawal and under a ‘no deal’ scenario.

29 January 2019

Results from the main varieties released in the second tranche of the East Malling Strawberry Breeding Club.

16 January 2019

This guide covers fungal and Oomycete disease of lettuce.  

2 January 2019

This factsheet is intended to increase grower awareness of the insect and the damage that it causes, as well as helping growers to distinguish it from Macrolophus pygmaeus.

20 December 2018

Farmers and growers often want to maintain or enhance soil organic matter (SOM) content as this can have a range of benefits for soil health. Given that applying bulky organic matter has a financial cost, it is important to understand the merits of using different organic materials.

19 December 2018

A summary of the latest research and developments for soft fruit

11 December 2018

Read the latest news, research and innovation for UK horticulture

28 November 2018

A guide to manage spider mites in protected cherry, taking account of the conflicting measures which can be necessary to control other pests.

21 November 2018

The UK is now facing productivity constraints that, as yet, remain unconquered. It is critical that these constraints are addressed so UK agriculture and horticulture can compete in an increasingly global market, and secure its future. This is particularly important in the context of a post-Brexit UK, and uncertainty over future levels of direct support and trade agreements. It is not only physical constraints that are facing the UK. Although predominant, most publicised factors, e.g. yield plateaus, the weather and environmental factors, there are also many contributing structural, behavioural and regulatory constraints. This publication presents the findings of a stakeholder consultation that aimed to understand the constraints considered most limiting by the industry.

2 November 2018

This factsheet provides independent assessment of the growing habits, yield, quality and storage potential of new onion varieties propagated from seed.

31 October 2018

This directory sets out the wide range of partnerships we have with farm businesses across the country, the unique stories and challenges they are tackling and how we are working collectively in an open, honest environment to drive productivity.

31 October 2018

Results from The Bedding and Pot Plant Centre trials on plant growth regulators

17 October 2018

An easy to use guide for weed control in nursery stock, to help formulate weed control programmes and provide more in-depth reference data. See below to access the 2018 update

15 October 2018

Welcome to the latest edition of the Grower magazine for October/November 2018

15 October 2018

The 2018/19 Field Vegetable Review explores a range of research and developments from AHDB Horticulture for field vegetable growers.

5 October 2018

This factsheet provides growers with the results of alstroemerias evaluation trials which took place at The Cut Flower Centre, as well as information on: scheduling and production systems, growing conditions, nutrition and pest and disease control. 

1 October 2018

This technical review looks at ways to optimise flavour in fresh cut and potted rosemary.

1 October 2018

This factsheet focuses on the calibration of the water-powered proportional dilutor

1 October 2018

This review covers the chemical basis of flavour in fresh cut and potted parsley grown in the UK.

1 October 2018

This technical review focuses on the chemical basis of flavour in fresh cut and potted mint grown in the UK.

1 October 2018

This guide is focused on coriander/cilantro (Coriandrum sativum) which is grown for the fresh cut and potted markets in the UK.

1 October 2018

This review focuses on flavour and potential routes to improve flavour quality pre-harvest in chives.

1 October 2018

This technical review focuses on basil which is grown for the fresh cut and potted markets.

11 September 2018

This factsheet provides growers with the results of sunflower (Helianthus annuuscultivars) evaluation trials which took place at The National Cut Flower Centre, as well as information on: propagation, growing conditions, and pest and disease control. 

7 September 2018

The guide aims to help growers to employ strategies to avoid the use of certain harmful products at key times of the season, while also using management techniques to protect and enhance earwig populations.

31 August 2018

With the UK in a state of uncertainty over its direction in the coming years, we speak to Minister of State for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, George Eustice, to get the low-down on the Government’s plans for a fitter future

23 August 2018

Results of the independent evaluation of autumn and winter cauliflower, spring cabbage, and other winter Brassica varieties 2017/18

21 August 2018

Information about the symptoms, spread, hosts and control of Tomato chlorosis virus (ToCV) and Tomato infectious chlorosis virus (TICV).

10 August 2018

Vine weevil remains a major pest of soft fruit crops. This factsheet gives practical information on the biology and control of vine weevil in soft fruit crops, drawing on results from research funded by AHDB Horticulture and others.

10 August 2018

Leaf and bud nematodes, Aphelenchoides species, are common, persistent and damaging pests of a range of economically important hardy nursery stock (HNS) crops. This factsheet provides guidelines on symptom recognition, and information on the biology and management of leaf and bud nematodes in HNS.

10 August 2018

Asparagus growers, worked with Cranfield University to install grassed waterways to reduce runoff from fields. This enabled land that was not formally capable of supporting asparagus to be used. Grassed waterways do not prevent soil erosion across the whole field area they maintain the soil in the field.

10 August 2018

This GREATsoils case study examines the importance of effective soil assessment methods for the production of carrot crops through the experiences of producers Fresh Growers Ltd. The case study reviews the benefits of Albrecht approach to soil assessment and the impact on nutrient management.

16 July 2018

This factsheet describes the symptoms of downy mildew and how it spreads in rhubarb plantations. It provides guidance on disease avoidance and summarises both cultural and chemical control measures.

16 July 2018

Fruit affected by spotted wing drosophila (SWD) is unmarketable and must be disposed of as waste during and after the harvest operation. Inadequate disposal perpetuates populations of SWD in soft and stone fruit crops. This factsheet shows the best practices to follow when disposing of this waste.

16 July 2018

Conductivity is a useful measurement of total salt content of a soilless substrate and provides growers with an indication of the strength of feed solution within a container grown crop. This factsheet explains what conductivity is and how best to measure and manage it.

16 July 2018

The AHDB Horticulture Crop Walkers’ Guide for Apple has been designed specifically as an aid to crop monitoring. It illustrates and describes the important pests, diseases, nutritional and physiological disorders which may be encountered during the crop production process.

16 July 2018

The AHDB Horticulture Crop Walkers’ Guide for Bush Fruit has been designed specifically as an aid to crop monitoring. It illustrates and describes the important pests, diseases, nutritional and physiological disorders which may be encountered during the crop production process. 

16 July 2018

The AHDB Horticulture Crop Walkers’ Guide for Outdoor Cucurbits has been designed specifically as an aid to crop monitoring. It illustrates and describes the important pests, diseases, nutritional and physiological disorders which may be encountered during the crop production process. 

16 July 2018

The AHDB Horticulture Crop Walkers’ Guide for UK Alliums has been designed specifically as an aid to crop monitoring. It illustrates and describes the important pests, diseases, nutritional and physiological disorders which may be encountered during the crop production process. 

16 July 2018

This pocket guide is primarily an aid to weed seedling identification to help growers choose the right cultural or herbicidal control method.

13 July 2018

The AHDB Horticulture Crop Walkers’ Guide for UK carrots and parsnips has been designed specifically as an aid to crop monitoring, both in the field and in store. It illustrates and describes the important pests, diseases, nutritional and physiological disorders which may be encountered during the crop production process. 

13 July 2018

The AHDB Horticulture Crop Walkers’ Guide for Asparagus has been designed specifically as an aid to crop monitoring. It illustrates and describes the important pests, diseases, nutritional and physiological disorders which may be encountered during the crop production process. 

13 July 2018

The AHDB Horticulture Crop Walkers’ Guide for Cut Flowers has been designed specifically as an aid to crop monitoring. It illustrates and describes the important pests, diseases, nutritional and physiological disorders which may be encountered during the crop production process. 

13 July 2018

This factsheet provides information concerning heuchera rust, its probable life cycle, typical plant symptoms and appropriate cultural and chemical control guidelines based on that known for other rust diseases.

23 May 2018

Part two of the Protected Edibles Crop Walkers’ Guide has been designed specifically as an aid to crop monitoring. It illustrates and describes the important pests, diseases, nutritional and physiological disorders which may be encountered during the crop production process. 

23 May 2018

This factsheet summarises knowledge of celery leaf spot and describes current best-practice guidelines for its management, considering all aspects of production from seed health through to harvest.

23 May 2018

A tomato stem rot disease that appears to be caused by Phoma labilis and a Phoma species closely related to P. destructiva affected a few crops in southern England. This factsheet provides information on tomato stem rot caused by these Phoma species and compares symptoms with those of Didymella stem canker.

23 May 2018

This factsheet provides results of nitrogen (N) and phosphorus (P) response experiments on sweetcorn (Zea mays L. var. rugosa) from work undertaken in AHDB Horticulture project FV 409, which was carried out during 2013 and 2014, to improve understanding of sweetcorn responses to N and P.

23 May 2018

This factsheet collates recent research and current knowledge to provide growers with practical information on weed control in rhubarb plantations. Weed control in rhubarb and other perennial crops is becoming increasingly difficult with the current limited range of herbicide approvals.

23 May 2018

Smoulder and white mould are the most common and damaging foliar diseases affecting commercial narcissus production. Leaf scorch is the main foliar disease of Tazetta narcissus, especially on the Scilly Isles. This factsheet provides information on biology of the three diseases and guidelines for their effective management.

23 May 2018

Carrot and related Apiaceous crops such as parsnip, celeriac and celery may be infested by a relatively small number of damaging pest insect species that can reduce both quality and yield. This factsheet focuses on the pest insects infesting carrot.

23 May 2018

This factsheet describes the symptoms and life cycle of strawberry powdery mildew and how it becomes established and spreads through crops grown under protection. It also provides guidance on management strategies to minimise the risk of damaging epidemics developing. 

23 May 2018

Recent advances have been made in the knowledge of downy mildews, white blisters and species of Phytophthora that affect above ground tissue in fruit, vegetable and herb crops. This factsheet highlights information relevant to the management of aerial oomycetes and suggests areas where greater understanding is still needed.

23 May 2018

The first ever fresh produce good hygiene practice guide has been launched to support producers of watercress grown in flowing water, with practical advice on how to comply with food hygiene legislation and related requirements. 

23 May 2018

This poster provides an easy reference guide to indicate the life-cycle stage of the most common pests of cane fruit crops throughout the year. The calendar also indicates when to expect low or high population pressures. 

23 May 2018

The AHDB Horticulture Crop Walkers’ Guide for Protected Edibles has been designed specifically as an aid to crop monitoring. It illustrates and describes the important pests, diseases, nutritional and physiological disorders which may be encountered during the crop production process. 

23 May 2018

Your guide to current AHDB crop protection research and how the results can help your business. We take a look at how everyday substances, like sunflower oil and vinegar, have a role to play in crop protection. How market forces, legislation, and research and development are shaping the availability of biopesticides.

23 May 2018

The Field Vegetable Review magazine provides the latest progress and research by AHDB in the work towards helping the vegetable sector tackle key crop protection issues.

23 May 2018

Download the all new look The Grower magazine. Features in this issue include how growers can attract beneficial hoverflies and could biopesticides be the answer to successfully managing pests, diseases and weeds? 

23 May 2018

The Soft Fruit Review magazine provides the latest progress and research by AHDB in the work towards helping the fruit sector tackle key crop protection issues.

23 May 2018

Download the Grower magazine for Dec/Jan 2018. In this issue we ask you to think about Preparing for a Leaner Future through adopting Lean principles to help your business survive the rocky road ahead?  

23 May 2018

The Growing Media Review magazine provides the latest industry progress and research in the work towards helping the horticulture industry reduce its reliance on peat. This edition explores a new model to predict the performance of different growing media blends and takes a look at commercial success stories across the supply chain.

23 May 2018

The Feb/March issue of The Grower is packed with the latest news, industry updates and useful information for growers across the UK. In this issue explore how disruptive mating systems could help combat moth pests, catch up with the tomorrow's scientists and take a insiders sneak peak at soil mapping.

23 May 2018

Vine weevil (Otiorhynchus sulcatus) remains the number one pest of container-grown hardy nursery stock. This factsheet provides information on the biology and damage caused by vine weevil adults and larvae and explains the various strategies that can be adopted to control the pest.

23 May 2018

Pepino mosaic virus (PepMV) is one of the most economically important tomato diseases in the UK. This factsheet provides new results on strains present in UK crops, PepMV symptoms, survival of the virus in roots and composted tomato waste, potential locations of contamination after an outbreak and occurrence of the virus in water.

23 May 2018

This factsheet outlines the threat posed by the spotted wing drosophila to the soft and stone fruit industries in the UK and offers guidance to growers on how best to monitor, manage and control it.

23 May 2018

Free-living nematodes (FLN) are microscopic soil-borne organisms that can cause significant crop damage by feeding on plant roots, leading to reduced yields and quality. This factsheet offers recommendations to growers on how to manage FLN. 

23 May 2018

Simple wall chart identification guide of common diseases in Brassica crops. The poster is designed to supplement the Brassica Crop Walkers' guide and is a useful simple reference that can be accessed quickly by all staff.

23 May 2018

Simple wall chart identification guide of common pests in Brassica crops including emerging and minor pests.

23 May 2018

Simple wall chart identification guide of typical nutrient deficiencies in Brassica crops.

23 May 2018

More non-target species appear on plum fruit moth traps than for most other moth traps. The most common contaminant species is Grapholita tenebrosana (G.t.). Although it is harmless, it looks very similar to PFM and is frequently wrongly recorded.

23 May 2018

The Ornamentals Review summarises the research AHDB are funding on behalf of growers of ornamental crops. Features include: Pest, weed and disease control. Growing media and soils. Crop management: Nutrition, lighting, robotics, energy efficiency and production techniques