Archive for the ‘OUTDOOR (Edible)’ Category

Prof. Amrita Ahluwalia publishes her work on nitrates and blood pressure.

Eating lettuce does you good !!   Its a funny old world. Click Here to read her work.

Friends of the Earth view on Sustainable land use and diet

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Engineers view of Food Waste

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NFU publish an analysis of the Fruit and Veg sector and its customer relationships.

It does not cover ornamentals and is a bit of a contrast to The Peat Task Force report which suggests we all put our faith and future in hands of retailers!

NFU Fruit and Veg Pledge Final

NFU Catalyst for Change Final Report

New Fungicide for Lettuce & Herbs from Syngenta

Downy mildew is becoming a more serious disease problem on many crops and control is becoming more difficult, in part due to the development of fungicide resistant strains of the pathogen.  The approval of this new fungicide from Syngenta will help control the disease in lettuce and herbs and also reduce the resistance risk as it introduces another mode of action against the pathogen.  Subject to the appropriate EAMU (label extension), Revus could also be very useful for the control of downy mildew in ornamentals, including Impatiens (which was first found in the UK by the STC team back in 2003) and which has since caused serious economic loss for the bedding plant industry.

Click Here to view the Revus Label