Protected Ornamentals

30 September 2020

AHDB's Sector Strategy Director, Horticulture, Ruth Ashfield provides an update on the potential ballot in horticulture

29 September 2020

Hear the latest on foliar diseases R&D, new EAMU information and best practice guidance

1 September 2020

Early season control of tobacco whitefly is essential and this note sets out the biological, integrated and chemical control options available.  It also summarises important resistance testing work and trials work examining chemical control programmes.

1 September 2020

Delphiniums are a major international cut flower crop, but are only grown on a very small scale in the UK. There appears to be potential to increase UK production if product consistency and post-harvest quality can be improved. This information sheet provides a consensus of the key aspects of commercial delphinium production

1 September 2020

Hilverda Kooji has recently introduced Breanthus which is a new range of annual dianthus. The varieties trialled in 2012 were ‘Duke’, ‘Earl’, ‘King’ and ‘Queen’. The cutting raised plants are marketed as having good uniformity and spherical flower heads. The main purpose of the trial was to assess the market potential of the product, but some direct assessments such as overall stem counts were also undertaken.

1 September 2020

A summary of research trials from the cut flower centre on dianthus as a cut flower crop

1 September 2020

This trial was designed to investigate the varietal susceptibility of a wide range of commercially grown varieties of column stocks to assist growers in their management of Fusarium oxysporum

17 September 2020

Research on novel cut-flower crops, cut-flower trials and programme and cultivar comparisons

1 September 2020

Hilverda Kooji has recently introduced a new range of ‘novelty’ spray carnations called Solomio and Star. The varieties trialled were Solomio ‘Fen’, ‘Sem’ and ‘Vin’ as well as Star ‘Cherry’. Solomio are the latest addition to the Sparkz assortment of flowers and are marketed as having their blooms held horizontally high on the stem creating a unique product.

1 September 2020

Compiled by Gordon Hanks, Horticultural Consultant, with the assistance of the National Cut Flower Centre Management

1 September 2020

The National Cut Flower Centre (CFC) is based at Rookery Farm, Holbeach St Johns, Lincolnshire. Its aim, with funding from the Horticultural Development Company (HDC), is to offer independent trialling of a range of cut flowers crops, evaluate new production methodologies and examine new cultural techniques in the UK.

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