Biofumigant mustard crop in flower© Tim Scrivener
Treating biofumigant crops like a cash crop by spending money on them when they’re growing and chopping and incorporating them at the right growth stage is essential to maximise potato cyst nematode (PCN) egg kill. While potato growers will be reluctant to spend big on a crop that has seen variable results and limited uptake, part of the problem is that people are trying to trial it on the cheap, say Harper Adams University reader Dr Matthew Back and PhD […]