Trap crop roots
Using varieties resistant to both species of potato cyst nematode (PCN) as trap crop could play a key role in sustainable potato rotations by reducing reliance on pesticides, according to two industry experts. PCN threatens the sustainability of potato production in the UK and supply issues with key nematicide Vydate (oxamyl) last spring exposed the fragility of current control methods. The three remaining nematicide actives, including oxamyl, are up for renewal by July 2018, so a real and imminent risk […]