Soft Fruit

8 June 2022

Researchers have trained a tool to recognise a beetle pest of crops, even at night.

7 June 2022

Combining biopesticides in a single spray could help growers target multiple pests more effectively.

28 April 2021

Use this database to check the impact of different active ingredients in plant protection products on beneficial insects

28 April 2021

Sowing flowering seed mixes in field margins or other areas of farmland can support Integrated Pest Management efforts.

28 April 2021

This page shows you how to choose and prepare farmland sites for flowering seed mixes and how to maintain them sustainably.

28 April 2021

Although a range of flowering plant seeds may be included in all flowering seed mixes, selecting a mix at random won’t necessarily give you the results you want for your crops.

28 April 2021

Adding non-crop floral resources to farmland can have many benefits for pollinators and natural pest enemies as well as for growers.

5 February 2021

Soft fruit grower Peter Thomson argues that continued investment in research by AHDB is required to benefit his industry.

3 September 2020

Green manures, also referred to as fertility building crops, may broadly be defined as crops grown for the benefit of the soil. This factsheet aims to help growers appreciate the financial implications of their use and the potential for computer models to help integrate them effectively into rotations. 

28 April 2021

When sowing field margins and other useful farmland, growers must choose flowering seed mixes that attract pollinators as well as natural enemies of crop pests.

6 April 2020

From recruiting workers to educating your workforce, we've created five top tips to help you through this challenging time.

8 January 2024

Welcome to the new home of GrowSave – a knowledge exchange programme with the aim of helping farmers and growers save energy.