Regular sampling is an important part of maintaining good crop management in soft fruit. It allows fertilisers and sometimes plant protection products to be targeted as required for economic efficiency and reduced environmental impact.
To coincide with the release of the HDC cross sector grower guide on biopesticides, HDC organised a workshop focusing on biopesticide use in ornamentals. The first workshop took place on Thursday 27 November 2014 at Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire.
A study tour to California took place in September 2014 with a focus on Mechanisation. Cathryn Lambourne, Research & KE Manager visited, along with Brassica and Leafy Salads growers.