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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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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • Insecticide resistance: know your modes of action to stay a step ahead of evolution

    Advisory Blog
    08.07.2020
    When it comes to insect pest control in particular, you can expect fewer chemical insecticides to draw from over time (see my last blog). Managing resistance risks to prolong the effective life of... Read more
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  • Plant Growth Regulators: everything you need to know

    Advisory Blog
    30.06.2020
    If you’ve not used a Plant Growth Regulator for a while It might be worth thinking about their benefits again and the variables involved with putting a good PGR programme together.What are PGRs?Plant... Read more
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  • Integrating chemicals and beneficial’s – that makes no sense?

    Advisory Blog
    26.06.2020
    There are some real insect challenges in ornamentals, including thrips and spider mites, for which the development of new crop protection products for the protection of ornamentals, despite all the... Read more
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  • Managing insecticide loss - the balancing act

    Advisory Blog
    18.06.2020
    Anyone who has experienced difficulties managing insect pests such as western flower thrips will be only too aware of the implications of our ever-diminishing armoury of control products. Their short... Read more
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  • The next phase, the new pub

    Advisory Blog
    15.06.2020
    The moment we’ve all been waiting for, we all knew it would come eventually and we all had huge amounts of anticipation for its arrival. No, not the fact that it’s raining, which as it so happens, it... Read more
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