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.
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.
Sampling and lab testing for PCN are vital, as, at low levels of infestation, no symptoms are seen in the field. This document provides a step-by-step guide to the sampling and testing process. If you have any further questions please contact your agronomist/advisor or your AHDB Knowledge Exchange Manager.
The Miridae are a large and diverse family of insects. The most widely known capsids are species of agricultural pests that pierce plant tissues, feed on the sap, and sometimes transmit plant viruses. The aim of this factsheet is to improve current understanding of the capsid bugs that can infest celery crops and consider approaches to control.
A bumper edition of the Grower magazine for June/July 2018. Looking at the CHAMPION approach - how identifying those champion workers in the business can help drive up productivity across the board. Vendor managed inventory – a new supply chain model that is gaining popularity among ornamental growers in North America.
This Sweetcorn Crop Walkers’ Guide aims to assist growers, agronomists and their staff in the vital task of monitoring crops. It is designed for use in the field, to help with the accurate identification of pests, their predators, diseases, nutritional deficiencies and physiological disorders within a crop.