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European Apple And Pear Crop Forecasts

More than 260 representatives of the international apple and pear sector met on the occasion of the 38th Prognosfruit Conference on 7th August 2014 in Istanbul (Turkey). On this occasion, WAPA (World Apple and Pear Association) released the 2014 European apple and pear crop estimates. The 2014 apple...


Rooting Out the Best in Apple Rootstocks

With 600 acres of apple trees in Walden, New York, Jeff Crist faces a number of threats from nature each year. Fire blight, a bacterial disease that attacks blossoms, shoots, and limbs, has been known to kill off entire orchards. Replant disease, which reduces growth of new trees in soils that suppo...


CPA respond to report on National Pollinator Strategy

The Crop Protection Association (CPA) have released the following statement in response to Environmental Audit Committee report on Defra’s National Pollinator Strategy. Nick von Westenholz, CEO of the Crop Protection Association said: “We are disappointed with some of the recommendations rel...


Autumn potting advice at nutrient workshop

Growers planning autumn potting of nursery stock crops were reminded of the importance of choosing the right rate and formulation of controlled release fertiliser (CRF) to avoid the risk of crop damage, during a recent series of container plant nutrition workshops organised by HDC. “You should be ...


HDC investigates soil treatments

A Dutch-developed alternative to soil steaming or sterilisation for disease management is being included in the HDC crop protection project ‘Managing ornamental plants sustainably’, or MOPS, which started this year. Described as ‘soil resetting’, it uses organic products derived from food pr...


Protected crops R&D wins grant funding

A project to develop a new way of controlling grey mould, caused by Botrytis cinerea, on cut flowers and tomatoes has won a grant worth almost £1 million from the Technology Strategy Board. The work, which will be led by flower suppliers Finlay Flowers UK, is researching a ‘non-contact’ approac...


UK Brassica & Leafy Salad Conference 2015

The forthcoming UK Brassica & Leafy Salad Conference sponsored by Syngenta will be held on Wednesday 28th January 2015 at the Kings Gate Conference Centre, Peterborough. This conference and trade show is for all those involved in the production or allied to these significant industries from home...


Defra publish Basic Horticultural Statistics 2014

Basic Horticultural Statistics 2013 Data was amongst the latest statistics produced by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs on Horticulture and released on 31 July 2014. This annual publication provides basic statistics on the United Kingdom’s area, production and value of hortic...