Young potato plant © Tim Scrivener© Tim Scrivener
Using an adjuvant with a pyrethroid insecticide can improve control of a key virus in potato crops by nearly 20%, according to Dutch research. Potato viruses cost the UK potato seed sector an estimated £18m every year and farmers could reduce this loss by making a small change to spray programmes to control the aphids that spread the disease. The UK’s 17,000ha of seed plantings is vulnerable to two major viruses within four weeks of planting – the potato leaf […]
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