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Downy Mildew Sensitivity testing – update.

We have today received the report of the sensitivity testing that FERA have been undertaking for us and it makes very interesting reading.  Firstly just a quick reminder that these tests were undertaken on isolates from 5 nurseries (2 in Norfolk and 1 each in Lincolnshire, Northern Ireland and Cornwall) using 9 different fungicides.  The […]

Week 33 (2018) Update

This week the Lysimachia started to flower and there are major differences between the Jumbo and Mamba.  The Manba is showing leaf chlorosis and necrosis as well as some stunting (see left hand photo) whereas the Jumbo is very even and not showing any problems.  As these are being grown side by side there is […]

Week 32 (2018) Update

Most of this week was taken up with the preparation for the Open Day and of course the actual Open Day itself on Wednesday.  As usual we had a very good turnout with the presentations being well received and the tour of the trials generating a lot of discussion.  As always, the hog roast also […]

Update on the column stock Fusarium susceptibility variety trial.

Management of fusarium wilt in cut flowers Fusarium wilt impacts a number of cut flower species, but is a particular problem in cut flower column stocks, requiring growers to regularly steam sterilise soils to keep the pathogen in check. New work as part of AHDB funded project FV/POBOF 452 is looking to detect and quantify […]

Week 31 (2018) Update

The first planting (week 20) of the Asclepias are now in flower and have produced some very attractive blooms.  However there is an issue with water uptake (owing to the latex in the sap) and this is now being investigated in order to assess the vase life potential of this crop. The lily crates were […]

Latest Reports

Updated version of the Cut flower plant and seed suppliers directory

Gordon Hanks has recently updated the Cut Flower Plant and Seed Suppliers Directory.  This can be accessed by clicking on the following link:- supplier-database-201529810

CFC Final Report 2015 – Grower Summary

Please click on the following link to download a copy of the grower summary from the 2o15 CFC final report. http://horticulture.ahdb.org.uk/sites/default/files/research_papers/PO%20BOF%20002a_GS_Annual_2015.pdf  

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