Raddish cover crops© Tim Scrivener
Researchers are taking a fresh approach to biofumigation that could provide suppression of potato cyst nematode with much lower input than previously thought. Harper Adams University has been involved in a number of projects looking into the benefits of incorporating brassica cover crops into the soil to control PCN. Growing species such as Indian mustard over the summer months, then macerating and incorporating them into the soil was thought to be the optimum means of achieving a biofumigation effect. The […]