Livestock

4 September 2020

This factsheet summarises findings research on the distribution of viruses in UK asparagus crops and provides management strategies for their control.

4 September 2020

Stemphylium purple spot affects asparagus spears and fern. When severe this can result in premature fern defoliation followed by reduced yields in subsequent seasons. This factsheet summarises available information on disease biology and management strategies.

4 September 2020

Sclerotinia (Sclerotinia sclerotiorum) remains one of the most damaging diseases affecting carrots grown in intensive vegetable production. This factsheet describes the symptoms and conditions favourable for disease development and provides guidelines on integrated control to minimise losses.

3 September 2020

Leek rust is caused by the fungus Puccinia allii While severe attacks can reduce yield directly, the main economic impact is from its importance as a leaf blemish that downgrades the quality. As leek rust is active for most of the year, it remains a challenge for control as numerous fungicide treatments may be required on overwintered crops.

27 August 2020

Foliar diseases are common and widespread on container-grown roses, the most important being black spot, downy mildew, powdery mildew and rust. When severe, any one of these fungal diseases may cause premature defoliation and reduced growth and their unsightliness reduces marketability. This factsheet provides guidance on how to minimise losses by good nursery hygiene, avoiding environmental conditions favourable for disease development and by appropriate fungicide treatment.

12 August 2020

Watch our webinar focusing on the core concept of slurry cooling and its potential for the UK producers in terms of energy efficiency and ammonia reduction

11 August 2020

Use this quick-reference guide to find key legislative requirements for pigs, such as water requirements, trough space and slot and beam widths.

11 August 2020

See the latest bulls listings ranked on Profitable Lifetime Index

11 August 2020

The top spot on the Spring Calving Index (£SCI) list remains in the hands of Jersey sire, Danish VJ Tester

11 August 2020

A small reshuffle at the top sees Westcoast Guarantee take the lead, his ACI of £657 reflecting marginally better udder health than the number two bull, Hoanster Zanzibar (ACI £615),

11 August 2020

Seven new Holsteins enter the top 10 ranking for young genomic sires published today

11 August 2020

The new number one daughter-proven Holstein is Westcoast Guarantee, with a Profitable Lifetime Index (£PLI) of £737

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