Close-up view of potato blight© Blackthorn-Arable
An early start to blight fungicide programmes, followed by meticulous spray timings and robust application rates are crucial to keep a lid on late blight for one Somerset potato producer. The typically wet and warm West Country climate is famed for its propensity to breed septoria in wheat crops and it is no different for late blight in potatoes grown in the region. Philip Vaux of D Vaux & Sons is a third-generation farmer at New Rydon Farm, South Petherton, […]