UK trial validates Dutch approach to thrip control in onions

The hot, dry summer of 2018 was ideal for onion thrips and following the mild winter and warm, dry spring, the Allium & Brassica Agronomy team see the potential for another bad year. AB agronomist Carl Sharp says timing will be the key to effective control. As for many pests, onion thrip control has become...

Jun 30, 2019
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Future water issues will require serious consideration

A couple of weeks of much needed rainfall in early May will have helped crops, but will have done relatively little to refill reservoirs and aquifers after a drier than average winter. For the coming season all eyes will be on the Environment Agency’s Updated prospects for irrigation reports, but in the longer term agriculture...

Jun 30, 2019
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Lettuce aphid and virus control moving into unknown territory

In the third and final article in our series looking into the implications of the loss of neonicotinoid seed treatments, The Vegetable Farmer asks Fresh Produce Consultancy’s David Norman what it could mean for lettuce growers. There is some irony in the situation lettuce growers face this year. For the last 25 years the neonicotinoid seed...

Jun 30, 2019
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