Europe, UK, Ireland, Pests and Diseases, Production/Agronomy, Studies/Reports, Trends

The ‘surprise’ new blight strain – and what it means for Scottish growers

According to a report by The Scottish Farmer, discovery of a late blight strain less sensitive to a key fungicide in Scotland requires potato growers to apply strict resistance management principles when planning fungicide programmes this season. Two blight strains, 37_A2 and 36_A2, are of concern to the UK potato industry and up until last year, positive samples of either[Read More...]

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