Regardless of what happens with Brexit, unless the UK stays in, farmers in England will see direct payments removed by 2028. The situation for farmers in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales, (as of 11 March 2019) is unclear.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.