Contents tagged with blight

2 February 2021

Late blight remains the single most important potato disease, costing the industry an estimated £50m annually in crop protection chemicals in a typical blight pressure season. Supporting the industry to help prevent and control this disease is one of our key priorities at AHDB Potatoes, through our Blightwatch and Fight Against Blight services.

24 August 2020

Virus and disease threat can last for up to 3 weeks after desiccation, say experts working on the third year of trials at our Farm Excellence sites.

7 December 2020

Agronomy Week will showcase the latest research and provide agronomists with practical management strategies to use across the rotation.

1 September 2020

Xanthomonas fragariae can lead to significant fruit losses but little is yet known of the risk Xanthomonas arboricola pv fragariae poses to the UK strawberry crop. This factsheet summarises the latest information available and gives practical advice on preventing entry and spread of these diseases in the UK.

6 August 2020

Best practice and tips for managing outgrade piles in order to control blight and viruses

10 August 2020

Latest blight fungicide testing means no changes to current guidance

19 October 2020

The Chemicals Regulation Division (CRD) has approved the use of Funguran Progress to control late blight in organic potato crops.

3 July 2020

Provisional estimates from AHDB show the planted area in Great Britain at 119Kha, which, if correct, shows only a 1% drop on last year.

29 June 2020

Potato growers are able to sent fresh blight samples for genotyping once again

3 September 2019

An update on our Fight Against Blight service

1 August 2019

The rapid evolution of aggressive blight strains continues, track them via our Fight Against Blight service

9 June 2020

The recent warm, wet weather in many regions has created the perfect conditions for potato blight development