Seed-bed being prepared for potatoes in Cumbria by Fendt tractor© Design Pics Inc/Rex-Shutterstock
A shortage of a key nematacide will reduce the options for controlling free-living nematodes (FLN) in potatoes next season and, therefore, avoid costly losses from spraing The continued closure of agrochemical manufacturer Dupont’s Texas production plant means there is unlikely to be any supply of key nematicide Vydate (oxamyl) and other products maybe in short supply. Managing FLN is important, as they transmit tobacco rattle virus (TRV), which causes the tuber disorder spraing. See also: Pesticide shortage likely after factory’s fatal chemical […]