sprayer applying blight spray to potatoes© Gary Naylor
Potato farmers will have to rethink their blight programmes this season after the dramatic increase in a new strain of blight last year that is resistant to a key fungicide. Almost one-quarter of blight found in 2017 was identified as Dark Green EU-37_A2, up from just 3% in 2016. The strain has spread quickly after first being reported in the Netherland in 2013, and has been found across the country in Kent, North Yorkshire, West Midlands and Suffolk, but hasn’t […]