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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 […]

OPEN DAY NEXT WEEK – 8th of August

Don’t forget that this years Open Evening will be next Wednesday ie the 8th of August at Rookery Farm. For full details and to register for the event please click the link below. https://horticulture.ahdb.org.uk/event/cut-flower-centre-open-evening-2018 A mobile, on-site diagnostic laboratory will also be present at the event providing an opportunity for growers to bring in plant […]

Week 29 & 30 (2018) Update

The Veronica started to crop in week 29 and it is now clear that pinching at different times has achieved exactly what we wanted with the white and pink ie the first pinch cropped throughout week 29 and 30 with the second pinch coming in later.  However this was not the case with the blue […]

Week 28 (2018) Update

Firstly an update on the stocks downy mildew trial at  FERA.   Phil Jennings has successfully inoculated seedlings with spores from a number of column stock downy mildew samples from growers and are now bulking up the second round of seedling in order to provide enough inoculum to start the actual sensitivity testing in the […]

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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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