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  1. New strains cause disruption - Potato Review - John Keer

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    Dr John Keer, of Richard Austin Associates, who has many years' experience of running blight trials, told delegates new strains of blight have disrupted the way growers and agronomists put their fungicide programmes together, not least following the failure of fluazinam to control the so-called dark green' blight strain, otherwise known as 37_A2.

    "I don't believe we should be using fluazinam, he said. "Anyone who went to the Eurofins trials in 2017 would have seen

  2. Estate Builds Healthier Soils Within an Intensive Rotation

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    - Midland Farmer

    • Profit and soils status both important
    • Small changes can bring big benefits
    • Long term approach to improvements

    A Shropshire estate is determined to show soil health can be improved within an intensive root-cropping rotation as it strives to bolster its environmental and financial sustainability.

  3. Managing Seed Stock Dormancy Could be a Challenge

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    So far, 2019 is looking like an early spring this season, in complete contrast to the cold and wet of 2018.

    Most of the shrubs and trees are showing buds in the garden and we are now probably a bit late with the pruning, but it has still got to be done. We have also seen birds pairing and some nest-building so they all seem happy with an early spring- but are we ready for it yet?