Sprayer in potato crop© Tim Scrivener
Potato growers can look forward to more accurate blight forecasting after research led to the replacement of the long-standing Smith period with an updated measure more suited to current strains. With planting already under way in forward areas such as the Suffolk coast and Norfolk brecklands, thoughts have turned to the season-long battle against the top disease in spuds. In recent seasons, disease outbreaks have frequently been found in crops before a warning has been triggered.  See also: How to tackle […]