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Fusarium Wilt in Lettuce – latest outbreak in the UK

02-01-2018

We attended the AHDB (Agricultural & Horticultural Development Board) Workshop in December on the outbreak of Fusarium Wilt in Lettuce concerning Race 4 being found in the UK for the first time. Fusarium Wilt (F. oxysporum f. sp. lactucae) is a soil-borne fungal pathogen; once ground is contaminated it remains in the soil for long periods of time and therefore has the potential to have a devastating effect on lettuce and baby leaf production.

 

 

Following this we are reviewing our hygiene protocols to ensure that all our procedures are up to date so as to prevent the spread of the disease.

AHDB provides the following guidance in hygiene procedures:

Hygiene Protocol, Fusarium in Lettuce
Teagasc Document – Hygiene measures to reduce spread of Fusarium Wilt

 

September 17, 2018

Pumpkin and Squash Open day in Poland – huge success

Yesterday we were in Poland at the Pumpkin and Squash Open day which we organised together with Luty Jacek and Yara Fertilisers   There were approximatley 40 varities of Pumpkins, Butternuts and High Sugar Squash on display. Over 150 growers,Read More