In our March/April edition Heather Briggs summarises last season’s results from AHDB’s Strategic Potato Farm programme. Among the headline topics was a comprehensive herbicide demonstration conducted by VCS (UK) Ltd on the Elveden Estate in Suffolk. Potato specialist Graham Tomalin set out to compare new herbicides against established products while also looking at phytotoxicity and varietal susceptibility. Other topics included measures to reduce run-off, irrigating to keep common scab at bay and the use of trap crops or antagonistic fungi to control potato cyst nematodes.
Editors Diary March/April 2018
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