Spraying potatoes with fungicide©Tim Scrivener
An early start, tight spray intervals and choosing the right fungicide type at that stage of the programme are three key components of successful potato blight control, says one Dutch expert. Potato blight is one of the most devastating crop diseases in agriculture and costs UK growers £20m/ year in fungicides with new aggressive strains making control more difficult. While there are subtle differences in the make-up of blight populations across EU member states, the more aggressive strains of late […]