Young potato plants growing in a field © Tim Scrivener© Tim Scrivener
Rapidly incorporating residue is vital to achieving effective control of potato cyst nematode when using a biofumigant crop. That is the latest message from AHDB Potatoes’ Strategic Potato (SPot) Farm in Staffordshire, where Harper Adams University PhD student Bill Watts has been investigating biofumigation of potato cyst nematode (PCN). Costing the UK potato sector an estimated £50m a year in substantial yield penalties and control measures, PCN is the number one pest blighting British spud growers. See also: How biofumigant […]