Act early to keep dumps clean

Spackman, Paul
April 2008
Farmers Weekly;4/11/2008, p4
Trade Publication
The article reveals that British potato growers should be targeting dumps if they are to reduce the risk of early-season blight infecting emerging crops, according to Potato Council's Rob Clayton. Clayton says that wastage caused mainly by greening and cracking was much higher last season, so there are more potential sources of inoculum around. Covering dumps with plastic is the best solution, he says. But where dumps are too big, using a granular herbicide, such as Casoron G will give good medium- to long-term control.


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