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UK: New criteria to warn of early blight attacks

Potato growers and agronomists will be better prepared to cope with more aggressive blight strains this season, with a new BlightCast warning tailored to focus on infections now typically occurring earlier in the season at cooler temperatures. The new forecasting model has been developed by Syngenta agromet specialists, to more effectively reflect the changing dynamics of today’s blight populations. The highly popular BlightCast five-day blight forecasting service, updated hourly on the Syngenta website and delivered direct to growers by email, will now feature a ‘New Criteria ‘ forecast, alongside a traditional Smith Period forecast. More

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