Reduced sensitivity to fluazinam detected in the rapidly increasing Phytophthora infestans clonal lineage EU-37 (Dark Green 37)

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Results from Wageningen University & Research shows that all P. infestans EU-37 isolates tested, displayed a reduced sensitivity to fluazinam. There is a strong indication that the rise of EU-37 in Europe is not only caused by its better fitness but also by a selection advantage in situations in which fluazinam is used.

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"Hutton Criteria" blight prediction tool

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‘Hutton Criteria’ could lead to new prediction tool in fight against blight 

Potato growers in Scotland are being urged to keep on top of potato late blight as improving weather has seen pressure rise to epidemic proportions south of the border. 

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Scottish Agronomy announced as Technical Support Suppliers to SQC (Acoura)

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We are delighted to announce that Scottish Agronomy Ltd have been appointed to supply Technical Support to Scottish Quality Crops (SQC)  (Acoura) as of 1st Feb 2017.

Scottish Agronomy are a well-known and respected farm advisory co-operative. Founded in 1985, they have developed to become one of Scotland’s leading arable crop trials and advisory firms. Their 200 + farmer members farm more than 50,000 ha of arable land from the Borders to Easter Ross. 

Field trials for all combinable crops and potatoes are set out in regional trials centres, covering the main, eastern arable region. A diverse range of crops are investigated, from common crops such as wheat, barley and OSR, to more niche crops like rye, triticale and even linseed.

Whilst being a farmer owned co-operative, Scottish Agronomy also have a broad range of corporate members who both utilise the arable agronomy advice, but also commission near market research in agrochemicals, fertilisers and seeds. The independent nature of these  trials means that positive results can carry more weight than industry in-house trials.

This unique position, connecting the farmer growing base with the supply and marketing industries will allow a forward looking and innovative approach to the future development of the SQC technical standard.

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