News from Potatoes in Practice

The extreme weather this season sparked interesting discussions at the James Hutton Institute’s Potatoes in Practice.


Chlorpropham Task Force update following July SCoPAFF meeting

Member States did not vote on the Commission’s proposal for non-renewal of Chlorpropham at the Standing Committee on Plants, Animals, Food and Feed on 19 and 20 July 2018.


New tool against thrips in protected ornamentals

Thrips provide a year-round threat for protected ornamental growers, causing damage and loss of saleable crops. However, a new biorational insecticide based on a botanical extract from neem trees (Azadirachta indica) is set to offer growers another tool in the armoury against the pest.


Spidermites on the rise across the UK

Spurred by hot, dry weather conditions, spidermite numbers are rapidly increasing across the UK in many protected and outdoor horticultural crops, including soft fruit, ornamentals and for the first time, top fruit.


Slug control top tips

As slug populations lie in wait below ground following a dry spring, Geoffrey Bastard regional technical specialist at Certis, gives us his advice for getting ahead of the slimy army next season.

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