• Horticulture

LWA/OGA Potato Blight group

This group is interested in combating potato blight using novel techniques. Specifically this group are interested in trialling mesh covers found to have slightly reduced the potato blight spores in another experiment focussed on Tomato Potato Psyllid in New Zealand.

Could this be an option for UK growers and could it be economic? We are looking for growers interested in trialling mesh covers in their crops.

This group is run by The Organic Research Centre for Land Workers Alliance and Organic Growers Association members only - please contact the coordinator for more information on how you can get involved.

Group Topic

Improving disease resistance in potatoes

Potatoes grown in the UK are at risk from 26 different diseases. Investigating methods and varieties that reduce the cost and loss of production through disease is vital to increase resilience in the industry.

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