Move to a Verticillium tolerant variety
ADAS are instructing growers and agronomists to look out for plants that are ripening prematurely. If this is due to Phoma stem canker, a planned programme of a tolerant variety plus a chemical programme will reduce disease. If it is due to Verticillium, the only thing you can do is move to a variety that has Verticillium wilt tolerance as there are no chemical solutions at all.
Success is sweet as honey
An inspiring campaign to help save bees by creating a new network of wildflower corridors has smashed its target of raising £75,000.