Pests and Diseases

Mesh cover to fight potato pests

Farmer with basket of organic potatoes.Scientists at the Future Farming Centre and Lincoln University say field trials of the mesh cover is showing exciting results in controlling the tomato potato psyllid as well as reducing potato blight. The psyllid arrived in New Zealand in 2006 and can cause severe crop loss through its bacterium. Researchers Dr Charles Merfield said the trials over two growing seasons in Canterbury showed potatoes under the mesh covers had reduced numbers of psyllids, increased tuber size and an increase in overall yield. More

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