Farm walk: Trap crops for PCN control in potatoes

Join a farm walk to see and discuss the 2020-2021 trap crop trials as part of the Innovative Farmers programme.

Potato cyst nematode (PCN) is a major threat to UK production and sustainability. Trap cropping could help to limit PCN numbers but lacks clear establishment guidelines in UK conditions. In this AHDB-sponsored field lab, four farmers in Shropshire and Lancashire have run trials on establishing trap crop two species - Solanum sisymbriifolium and S. scabrum (broadleaf).

Now nearing the end of the 2nd year of trials, this farm walk is a chance to hear from the researcher, Dr Ivan Grove, the lead agronomist Andrew Wade, and from others with practical experience of growing these crops. It will take place on Oct 6th at 11 am at Caynton House Farm, courtesy of Mr Neil Furniss.

Tea/coffee and sandwiches will be provided - please contact us if you have any dietary requirements or allergies.


Please note

- AHDB will be filming at this event. Please let us know prior to event if you do not wish to be filmed.

- The farm walk may involve uneven ground, please wear appropriate outdoor gear/footwear and let us know if you have any specific access requirements in advance.

- Please do not attend if you are displaying symptoms of COVID-19 or are self-isolating. If you start to display symptoms of Coronavirus, or begin a period of self-isolation after you have booked your ticket – please email us at to cancel your ticket.

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