UK Quality Mark for Plumpton College
The Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) has confirmed the quality and standards of provision at Plumpton College (the College) following its review in May.
Fast desiccation cuts tuber blight spread
With the intense blight pressure this season hot spots of infection have popped up in most potato crops. While hot dry weather in the south has dried up infections, repeated rain showers in the north has perpetuated blight pressure. But in both instances the high risk of tuber blight remains. Syngenta Technical Manager, Douglas Dyas, has highlighted the importance of effective desiccation programmes and advice for growers to minimise the risk to harvested tubers.
Autumn heads up for potential LLS threat
It might sound a bit early to start thinking of autumn disease control strategies but that is what growers are being advised to do after high levels of light leaf spot (LLS) were observed at Bayer’s Hinton Waldrist demo site.
Ploughing Matches 21st Aug - 4th Sept
Ploughing match fixtures taking place in the region from 21st August through to 4th September.
A full list of upcoming ploughing matches will be published both online and in print for the September magazine.