Drilling mustard© Tim Scrivener
Biofumigant crops can play an important role in controlling free-living nematodes (FLN) with trials showing four different mixes successfully reduced numbers in soil. This cultural approach is not just valuable to organic potato growers who cannot use chemistry, but also to conventional systems which rely on nematicides. Nematicides are under considerable scrutiny from EU legislators and the green lobby while this season, one key product – Vydate – is unavailable due to a factory accident in Texas, USA last year, leaving very few chemical […]