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Potato agronomy – Better the devil you know

With blight populations remaining stable, CPM asks a Herefordshire agronomist for his tips on a successful strategy against the disease. Remember that you need to be ahead of the disease. By Lucy de la Pasture and Rob Jones Early vigilance and planning is crucial for success, as blight population shifts have been responsible for the […]

Blight control – Fertiliser with benefits

  Can a fertiliser be a fungicide’s best friend? CPM gets the gen on a nutritional product which appears to bring benefits to the blight programme. It makes sense to use with blight fungicides to enhance the control of the disease. By Lucy de la Pasture It’s a question many growers and agronomists have been […]

Sugar beet weeds – Tips for beet newbies

Sugar beet has been adopted as a blackgrass solution by a Suffolk grower after a long absence from growing the crop. CPM asks guidance for newcomers from an established grower and agronomist. With sugar beet you’re not a grower, you’re a driller. By Lucy de la Pasture and Rob Jones Some 42 years after the […]

Potato weed control – Life after linuron

Potato growers received an unwelcome, if not entirely unexpected, Valentine’s day present from CRD in Feb – the issue of a withdrawal notice for linuron. CPM investigates the alternatives. There’s no ‘one-size-fits-all’ herbicide strategy. By Lucy de la Pasture The writing has been on the wall for linuron for a while, but for many growers […]