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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

 

December 14, 2018

BBC Radio 4 records Farming Today at our HQ

This morning we have had BBC Radio 4 on site recording an edition of Farming Today. Charlotte Smith, presenter of the programme together with Heather Simons, the producer, have been recording an edition of the programme to be aired tomorrow,Read More

November 5, 2018

Kalettes® return with new look and branding

November welcomed the return of the seasonal favourite Kalettes® to retailers’ shelves. The brand, which we own is being sold in Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Waitrose, Morrisons, M&S and Lidl, as well as wholesale, has been given a facelift to appeal to aRead More