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EAMUs delivered by SCEPTREplus to date

'Centurion Max' as a herbicide on herbsroot/tuber crops and beet cropsedible podded pea and strawberry, bush fruit and cane fruit for the control of various grasses. Herb growers are strongly advised to test a small area prior to extensive use

'Dual Gold' as a herbicide on sweetcorn for the control of various weeds 

 

 

 

New weed control product aids resistance management in sweetcorn

 

UK sweetcorn growers will now have access to a weed control product that will enable better resistance management, following trials in AHDB’s crop protection programme, SCEPTREplus.

 

The Extension of Minor Use (EAMU) approval for the Dual Gold product will provide growers with a new option for both the timing of application and the way in which it controls the weeds, helping resistance management strategies.... read more

 

 

New priorities announced for plant protection research programme

 

Identifying effective control options for lettuce Fusarium wilt has been confirmed as one of fifteen new priorities for the second year of AHDB’s crop protection research programme, SCEPTREplus.

 

Trials will investigate the effects of plant protection products and soil disinfestation techniques to control the potentially damaging disease, lettuce Fusarium wilt, which was confirmed in the UK for the first time in October 2017.

 

Following consultation with industry, other new priority targets include: capsids, bean seed fly, southern green stink bug, plum rust and celery septoria; along with a range of weed control trials on crops including Brassicas, onions, field-grown cut flowers and blackcurrant... read more. 

 


 

SCEPTREplus delivers first plant protection product

 

UK herb growers will now have access to a new weed control product, Centurion Max, following successful trials within SCEPTREplus, AHDB’s £1.4m crop protection research project.

 

The fast authorisation of the Extension of Minor Use (EAMU) has come in the first year of the project as a result of close collaboration with manufacturers to ensure only products close to market and likely to gain authorisation are selected for inclusion in trials.... read more

 

 

 

 

New EAMU ‘Luna Sensation’ generated for lettuce growers

 


A new Extension of Authorisation for Minor Use (EAMU) ‘Luna Sensation’ has been issued to help lettuce growers with the control of diseases including Botrytis cinerea and powdery mildew.

 

Luna Sensation was included in SCEPTRE a four-year plant protection research programme and showed promising results on a range of targets and crops.

 

The EAMU for Luna Sensation as a fungicide on lettuce has followed a label approval for protected strawberry, issued in March 2017.

 

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SCEPTREplus announces crop trial priorities

 

Crop trial priorities for the first year of AHDB’s £1.4 million SCEPTREplus project have been announced by its Steering Group.


 


 

The timetable of work will focus on delivering trials specifically targeting key disease, pest and weed problems identified as high priorities in the new 2017-2020 horticulture strategy and also through the AHDB Horticulture gap analysis.

 

The project consortium led by Agri-Food Solutions consists of NIAB-EMR, RSK ADAS, Stockbridge Technology Centre and the University of Warwick.

 

Key targets for 2017 are:

 

Pests

Weeds

Diseases

Aphids

Groundsel

Downy Mildew

Western Flower Thrips

Willowherb

Powdery Mildew

Spotted Winged Drosophila

A range of annual and perennial weeds in a number of different cropping situations

 

Botrytis

Thrips

 

Bacterial Canker

Two Spotted Spider Mite

 

Leaf Mould

Tomato Russet Mite

 

Phytophthora

Asparagus Beetle

 

Pythium root and foot rot

Tuta absoluta

 

 

 

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AHDB announce new crop protection project

 

AHDB Horticulture has announced the launch of SCEPTREplus, a new £1.4 million, four-year programme of crop protection product trials, beginning this spring.

 

The new work will target disease, pest and weed problems identified as high priorities in the new 2017-2020 horticulture strategy. These are recognised by sector panels and crop associations as vital areas of research in the fight against a dwindling crop protection armoury.

 

The programme builds on the success of the original SCEPTRE project, which saw more than 140 chemical and bio-control products trialled in the UK.

 

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EAMUs generated by SCEPTREplus so far

  • 'Centurion Max' as a herbicide on herbs for the control of various grasses. Herb growers are strongly advised to test a small area prior to extensive use

  • 'Dual Gold' as a herbicide on sweetcorn for the control of various weeds


New weed control product aids resistance management in sweetcorn

 

UK sweetcorn growers will now have access to a weed control product that will enable better resistance management, following trials in AHDB’s crop protection programme, SCEPTREplus.

 

The Extension of Minor Use (EAMU) approval for the Dual Gold product will provide growers with a new option for both the timing of application and the way in which it controls the weeds, helping resistance management strategies.... read more