Shropshire Potato Growers

The group comprises four arable farmers (including potatoes/carrots) interested in controlling potato cyst nematode (PCN) levels without the use of nematicdes. They are all experienced at establishing over-wintered biofumigant crops. The group have been visiting field experiments of Harper Adams University over several years. They have made their own trials and changes to practice and have shared the results with each other. The group coordinator, Andrew, has a longstanding working relationship with the farmers.

Group Topic

Sustainably controlling pests and diseases

Reducing the use of synthetic pesticides is good for the environment and farmers' bottom lines. What different methods of tackling pests and diseases are available and how do they work in different situations?

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