Practical findings from AHDB trials, plus summaries of academic research and scientific trials, compiled by Dr Ken Cockshull.
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.
PE 032: Tomato: Addressing important knowledge gaps in the Tuta absoluta IPM programme
Free-living nematodes (FLN) can cause serious damage to carrot and parsnip roots, despite not living inside a host plant, by feeding directly on the roots and root hairs.
TF 207: Optimum pruning times for fruit-wall orchard systems
CP 138: "Transition to responsibly sourced growing-media use within horticulture"
Smoulder and white mould are the most common and damaging foliar diseases affecting commercial narcissus production in England and Scotland.
Precision-farming technology that uses canopy sensors to measure variability in crop growth to vary the application of nitrogen fertiliser has the potential to raise yields and improve uniformity. A crop with a well-developed thick canopy will typically have a different nitrogen requirement to one with a canopy that is less developed.
Larger blueberry bushes have significantly greater potential yields. Accurate nitrogen application is important to encourage growth. However, clear recommendations on the level of nitrogen required are not currently available.
Whitgift School South Croydon, London (Greater)
The National Trust for Scotland Pitmedden Garden and Haddo House Garden
Tree Services Manager
Southwark Council Southwark, London (Greater)
Neighbourhood Estate Solutions London (North), London (Greater)
Berkhamsted School Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire
- Amsterdam, The Netherlands
- Hilton Coylumbridge, Aviemore
- The Gates Hotel Diagonal Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain