Research

Practical findings from AHDB trials, plus summaries of academic research and scientific trials, compiled by Dr Ken Cockshull.

Science Into Practice - Cucurbit pollination

Science Into Practice - Resistant predatory mites

SF 153: Selection of strains of predatory mites that can survive applications of control products for spotted-wing drosophila.

Science Into Practice - Coriander yield decline

Science Into Practice - Field storage for carrots

Science Into Practice - Rose thrips and strawberry risk

Science Into Practice - Field storage of onion varieties

FV 348d: Independent assessment of field storage potential of onion varieties.

Science Into Practice - Key findings on role of earwigs

Earwigs play an important part in regulating populations of aphids, scale insects, codling moth and pear sucker in apple and pear orchards.

Science Into Practice - Downy mildew control in basil

PE 024 -- Basil: Improving knowledge and control of downy mildew in protected and outdoor crops.

Science into Practice - Western flower thrips control

SF 146: New predators as bio-control agents of western flower thrips on protected strawberry.

Science into Practice - Spotted wing drosophila

A review of fruiting plant species as potential dead-end hosts of Drosophila suzukii.

Science Into Practice - Agapanthus gall midge

Science Into Practice - Leaf and bud nematodes

CP 104: Novel approaches for the management of leaf and bud nematodes in hardy nursery stock.

Science Into Practice - Extending acorn storage

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.

Science Into Practice - New control for Tuta absoluta

PE 032: Tomato: Addressing important knowledge gaps in the Tuta absoluta IPM programme

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Research Matters

Click here to see an archive of 199 Research Matters articles by Dr Ken Cockshull.

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Crop trials articles

R&D news

Responsibly sourced growing media test novel blends for final year

Responsibly sourced growing media test novel blends for final year

NIAB EMR and Dove Associates find seaweed could lower nutrient and water use in horticulture

NIAB EMR and Dove Associates find seaweed could lower nutrient and water use in horticulture

Call to have more horticultural levy money ring-fenced

Call to have more horticultural levy money ring-fenced

Xylella plant host list almost doubles following EFSA database update

Xylella plant host list almost doubles following EFSA database update

Glyphosate could harm bees, finds study

Glyphosate could harm bees, finds study

Pistachio fungus hits Sicily

Pistachio fungus hits Sicily

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