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Fungicide 'could help potato growers tackle PCN'

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12 February 2018

From Fruitnet.com, published February 12, 2018

Chemical previously used as a fungicide could help boost yields in crops affected by Potato Cyst Nematode disease, AHDB trials reveal. 

According to demonstrations carried out by AHDB Potatoes and Harper Adams University, the use of fluopyram as a nematicide (to kill nematode worms) can boost yields in crops affected by Potato Cyst Nematode (PCN).

The chemical, previously used as a fungicide, pushed up yields in a range of potato varieties at Heal Farms in Shropshire, which has high levels of the disease.

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