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CFC 2020 trials update

In  light of the ongoing issues with Covid19 it has been decided to postpone the 2020 trials and move the 2020 workplan to 2021.  The AHDB have also agreed that the project can now be extended by a year which means that the current trials programme will now run until the end of 2023.  The […]

Podcast – the effect of Covid19 on the ornamental industry.

The following link is to a recent AHDB podcast on the effect of Covid19 on the ornamental industry.

Column stock downy mildew control update

During 2019, samples of column stock downy mildew were submitted to The James Hutton Institute for further sensitivity testing.  The results of these tests are summarised in the attached technical note. Update on column stocks downy mildew sensitivity trials 2019

Week 41 (2019) Update – END OF THE SEASON

The tunnels have now been uncovered and the perennial trials have been cut back. The blog will now be suspended until the start of 2020 trials in spring.

Week 40 (2019) Update

The lily alternative growing media trial was assessed this week including stem length and weight measurements.   The peat free and peat reduced media visually seemed to perform as well if not better than the control and the full results will be included in the 2019 final report.

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Latest Factsheet on The Control Of Downy Mildew on Protected Column Stocks

Following on from the work that the CFC has undertaken with column stock growers relating to the issues with downy mildew in 2018 and the subsequent sensitivity trials at FERA, the CFC and AHDB have produced a detailed fact sheet giving information about the biology of the disease and how it can be managed by […]

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

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