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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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  • Amino acids as an antidote to stress

    Advisory Blog
    16.03.2021
    Last time we looked at some of the less-than-ideal conditions that can occur on the nursery, or on the way to your customers, that put your plants under environmental stress. While plants can respond... Read more
    Average: 5 (1 vote)
  • Active growth for crops with resilience

    Advisory Blog
    16.03.2021
    Ornamental crops can come under stress of one kind or another at any time but spring is arguably when it’s most likely.Tender young shoots and buds will still be at risk from cold damage at that... Read more
    Average: 5 (4 votes)
  • Don’t forget your roots

    Advisory Blog
    22.02.2021
    With spring round the corner, and sowing, transplanting and potting lines operating at their peak, root health takes even more of a priority than usual.Root diseases caused by species of the oomycete... Read more
    Average: 5 (4 votes)
  • Take part in our professional horticulture growers survey

    Advisory Blog
    04.02.2021
    We all know what and the way we apply plant protection products is changing.So we can continue to deliver products that meet your needs, we are conducting a formal survey in the UK to understand your... Read more
    Average: 5 (2 votes)
  • Spotlight on leaf spots

    Advisory Blog
    01.02.2021
    As well as Botrytis, mildews and rusts, which we’ve looked at over my last three blogs, there are other, less well-known pathogens that can damage leaves, stems and flowers in autumn and winter,... Read more
    Average: 5 (3 votes)
  • Rusts under restraint

    Advisory Blog
    05.01.2021
    Rust diseases can strike at most times of the year but, like Botrytis and mildews which we featured in my last two blogs, they can be a particular problem in glasshouses and polytunnels during the... Read more
    Average: 4.5 (4 votes)
  • 2020 – the year that changed the rules

    Advisory Blog
    11.12.2020
    Sat at my computer a year ago thinking about what 2019 had delivered for us and looking to 2020, I, and no one else (not even Mystic Meg) could have predicted what we have lived through in the past... Read more
    Average: 5 (3 votes)
  • Measures for mildews

    Advisory Blog
    02.12.2020
    Botrytis, which we talked about in my last blog, is just one of the foliar diseases that pose a risk in the cool, damp conditions at this time of year. Two others to watch out for are powdery mildew... Read more
    Average: 5 (4 votes)
  • Keep seasonal leaf diseases in check

    Advisory Blog
    17.11.2020
    Cool, damp conditions at this time of year increase the risk from a range of foliar diseases including rusts, leaf spots and powdery and downy mildews – whether on crops such as pansy and viola,... Read more
    Average: 5 (3 votes)
  • Growth regulators tested for poinsettia

    Advisory Blog
    05.11.2020
    I was interested to catch up with a recent webinar summarising the findings from work this autumn by AHDB’s Bedding and Pot Plant Centre on PGRs for poinsettia – especially as the trials involved... Read more
    Average: 5 (2 votes)

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