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Ornamentals Pest & Disease Factsheets

Powdery mildew: how to tackle powdery mildew infections

Powdery mildew: how to tackle powdery mildew infections

Accurate identification is vital because not all chemicals are equally effective against all genera.

Sooty moulds: how ornamentals growers can control sooty moulds?

Sooty moulds: how ornamentals growers can control sooty moulds?

Sooty moulds can take up management time out of all proportion to the actual damage they do to plants.

Red Thread: how groundskeepers can minimise damage from red thread on their turf

Red Thread: how groundskeepers can minimise damage from red thread on their turf

Red thread is among the most important diseases of sports and amenity turf, affecting both the visual appearance and the playing quality of the sward.


Fresh produce crop pest and disease factsheets

Pest and disease management - Powdery mildew in edible field crops

Pest and disease management - Powdery mildew in edible field crops

Powdery mildew in field crops, by Professor Geoffrey Dixon

Pest & disease factsheet - Mycosphaerella brassicicola (ring spot)

Pest & disease factsheet - Mycosphaerella brassicicola (ring spot)

Disease profile for field vegetable growers, by Professor Geoffrey Dixon.

Pest & Disease Management - Leptosphaeria maculans (Phoma leaf spot) on field vegetable crops

Pest & Disease Management - Leptosphaeria maculans (Phoma leaf spot) on field vegetable crops

Disease profile for field vegetable growers, by Professor Geoffrey Dixon.


Vine Weevil Summit

VIDEO - Emergency Vine Weevil Summit Panel Debate

VIDEO - Emergency Vine Weevil Summit Panel Debate

An Emergency Vine Weevil Summit was hosted at the Thenford estate near Banbury on Tuesday 12 July 2016.