Cultivation/Production, Pests and Diseases

UK: Early action vital to beat potential blight epidemic

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Potato crops are at very high risk from a serious blight epidemic this season and growers will need to begin control programmes early to keep the disease at bay, leading agronomy firm Hutchinsons warns. The mild, wet winter and spring has created ideal conditions for the development of blight inoculum across the UK, says the firm’s Darryl Shailes, who says that some blight cases have already been confirmed by the Potato Council’s Fight Against Blight monitoring service.

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