soft fruit grower News

  • Growers Face Water License Regime – Rainwater Harvesting Tanks Can Ease Pressure

    Funded by the Environment Agency, the WATERR project has recently presented research findings indicating that growers throughout Kent are increasing their trickle irrigation water usage and that substrate grown crops, which use efficient trickle irrigation techniques, topped the average water use by crops in the three project years or 2011, 2012 and 2013. Substrate strawberries used 2,495 cubic ...


  • Additional tool for powdery mildew control

    Certis’ fungicide product, Takumi SC, (cyflufenamid), has been granted an ‘Extension of Authorisation for Minor Use’ (EAMU) to allow applications to be made on strawberry crops. Selchuk Kurtev, Certis IPM Manager, explains the importance of this development for the soft fruit industry. “Strawberries represent almost 50% of the value of all UK grown fruit, and are therefore ...

    By Certis UK

  • Rainwater Harvesting Tanks Taken More Seriously as Part of Program for Climate Resilience

    The Pilot Program for Climate Resistance (PPCR) is a major programme that invests in ways to integrate climate risk and resilience into core development planning across the globe, whilst complementing other on-going activities. Comprising 20 strategic programs for climate resilience under the PPCR, a pipeline of 66 projects and programs has emerged with PPCR grant allocations. So far the ...


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