VuB Report 2016

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VuB undertake a range of small scale nursery-based trials for the Chamber of Agriculture and hardy nursery stock growers in Schleswig-Holstein, Germany.

The research trials covered in the VuB 2016 annual report examine plant health issues, fertiliser use and other technical areas, the results being of interest to UK growers.

AHDB Horticulture have secured and translated copy of the report, which is now available for UK growers. 

Report highlights:

  • An examination of a range of herbicide treatments for both field-grown and container-grown ornamentals crops along with control measures for root aphids
  • Evaluation of a number of tools for in-field determination of plant health, similar to those examined in AHDB project 'HNS 193 Nutrient management in hardy nursery stock’
  • Feedback from machine demonstrations including the Oz robot weeder from Naio Technologies

The 2016 report has been secured under agreement with Dr Heinrich Loesing, VuB director. 
The VuB annual report for 2015 is also available for growers and can be accessed here.

We're keen to get your feedback on the annual VuB reports and their usefulness and relevance for your business. Please send an email with your feedback to hort.info@ahdb.org.uk