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We know growing ornamental crops can be challenging at the best of times but hopefully our blog will provide information and light relief from the daily trappings of being an ornamentals grower.

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  • Take the stress out of plant health

    Advisory Blog
    28.09.2020
    A relatively new type of plant health product which complements both crop protection and nutrition, biostimulants are set to play an increasing role in integrated pest and disease management... Read more
    Average: 5 (2 votes)
  • Time to tackle spider mite

    Advisory Blog
    22.09.2020
    Given everything else growers have had to contend with this year I guess we can be thankful for a relatively typical season as far as pest outbreaks are concerned, with apparently few major issues.... Read more
    Average: 5 (1 vote)
  • Biopesticides make the grade

    Advisory Blog
    04.09.2020
    Last time we focused on why biopesticides and biostimulants are featuring more in growers’ IPM programmes. This time we’ll look in more detail at biopesticides and how to get the best from them.... Read more
    Average: 5 (3 votes)
  • Biostimulants - the emerging technology

    Advisory Blog
    03.09.2020
    There comes a point when an emerging technology moves from the ‘alternative’ to the mainstream – no longer in the hands of small manufacturers and a few early adopters but embraced by companies with... Read more
    Average: 5 (3 votes)
  • Guide to the main fungicide modes of action

    Advisory Blog
    13.08.2020
    Here we outline the main elements of pathogen biology that different fungicides are designed to target. Within each broad mode-of-action category, fungicides are classified by a FRAC code according... Read more
    Average: 5 (1 vote)
  • Understanding how fungicides work

    Advisory Blog
    13.08.2020
    Understanding how fungicides work ­– their mode of action ­– not only helps in the design of spray programmes when new diseases or resistant strains of pathogen appear, it helps you minimise the risk... Read more
    Average: 5 (1 vote)
  • Fungicides & their modes of action

    Advisory Blog
    27.07.2020
    Plant pathogens are just as likely to evolve resistance to fungicides as insect pests are to insecticides, and for the same reasons, which are outlined in my recent blog on insecticide resistance.... Read more
    Average: 5 (1 vote)
  • Insecticide resistance: guide to the main insecticide modes of action

    Advisory Blog
    15.07.2020
    Going into more detail on insecticide resistance, below is a range of information to help you around the IRAC codes and their activity. For more advice on resistance management, check out our... Read more
    Average: 5 (1 vote)
  • Insecticide resistance: let groups be your guide

    Advisory Blog
    15.07.2020
    In my last blog I looked at why repeated use of insecticides with the same mode of action can lead to resistance evolving in pest populations.A mutation which makes a pest resistant to a... Read more
    Average: 5 (1 vote)
  • Welcome to our new website!

    Advisory Blog
    08.07.2020
    12 months ago, we promised additional support for ornamental growers and we alluded to this a few weeks ago, and now, here it is. Our brand-new website with a host of features to help you to get... Read more
    Average: 5 (1 vote)

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