1 April 2021

Some farmers are looking at irrigation infrastructure and asking whether wetting wheat will pay.

17 November 2020

Hear about the cover ans catch crop trials at the Strategic Farms

24 March 2021

Guidance, webinars and training on potato production, crop protection and potato agronomy

21 September 2020

A video explaining how the Agronomists' Induction will work in 2020

30 November 2020

The Agronomists’ Induction introduces new and student agronomists to AHDB

30 November 2020

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

7 September 2020

This review includes information relating to the impacts of different irrigation application methods on yield and water use in salad (lettuce) production, including pressurised overhead irrigation (e.g. sprinklers, centre pivot), localised micro-irrigation (drip or trickle) and gravity fed surface (furrow) irrigation.

4 September 2020

This factsheet draws research, focusing on the irrigation requirements of onions on loamy sand and sandy loam soils, on which the majority of onion production is located.

4 September 2020

A soil water deficit in any crop means that irrigation at the appropriate time will be beneficial. Although originating from relatively dry Mediterranean regions and the Near East, vining peas are no exception. We consider the optimum timings for irrigating crops and the potential drawbacks of irrigation.

3 September 2020

This guide has been produced to inform soft fruit growers of the different systems for capturing water, how to assess its quality and how to deal with contamination before it is reused. To help growers, a number of case studies are provided to offer examples of how some soft fruit and hardy nursery stock producers have already implemented water recycling systems in their businesses. Examples are also included from the Netherlands, where considerable expertise has already been developed.

27 August 2020

Following the completion of project ‘Baiting and diagnostic techniques for monitoring Phytophthora and Pythium species in irrigation water on ornamental nurseries’, a summary guide has been produced which provides the necessary detail to create the baiting kit and instructions on how to use a lateral flow device to test for the presence of the pathogens.  

27 August 2020

Growers are under increasing pressure to improve water efficiency and reduce losses of fertiliser to the environment. Low level irrigation systems that harness the principles of capillary watering, combine efficient water use with enhanced crop quality and minimal environmental impact. This factsheet explains the principles, management and benefits of low level irrigation and considers the main systems of application.