Practical findings from AHDB trials, plus summaries of academic research and scientific trials, compiled by Dr Ken Cockshull.
FV POBOF 452: Fusarium -- Investigations into the control of basal rots in crops A new molecular diagnostic test has been developed that can detect Fusarium pathogens in infected plant and soil samples for the first time.
SF 153: Selection of strains of predatory mites that can survive applications of control products for spotted-wing drosophila.
FV 348d: Independent assessment of field storage potential of onion varieties.
Earwigs play an important part in regulating populations of aphids, scale insects, codling moth and pear sucker in apple and pear orchards.
PE 024 -- Basil: Improving knowledge and control of downy mildew in protected and outdoor crops.
SF 146: New predators as bio-control agents of western flower thrips on protected strawberry.
A review of fruiting plant species as potential dead-end hosts of Drosophila suzukii.
CP 104: Novel approaches for the management of leaf and bud nematodes in hardy nursery stock.
Pedunculate oaks only produce good seed crops every three-to-eight years. As oak seeds are difficult to store, the challenge for growers is balancing supply for future years.
- Merrist Wood College Holly Lane Worplesdon Guildford Surrey GU3 3PE
- Woburn Abbey Milton Keynes v MK17 9PG
- Woburn Abbey House & Gardens