What is the Nematicide Stewardship Programme?

The Nematicide Stewardship Programme (NSP) is a collaborative effort designed to promote the responsible use of nematicides, such as fosthiazate. It involves key stakeholders across the agricultural sector working together… Read more »

Lead the charge in sustainable nematicide use this spring

News release The Nematicide Stewardship Programme (NSP) reminds potato growers to follow the best practice granular nematicide protocol this spring to ensure products are used safely and are protected for… Read more »

Turning the tide on PCN: expert insights and innovations in potato research

Over the last 20-30 years, there’s been significant progress in our understanding of the biology and management of potato cyst nematode (PCN), yet it’s still regarded as one of the… Read more »

Navigating the challenges of PCN

Tim Rooke, potato farmer and member of the NFU potato policy group, is at the forefront of combating Potato Cyst Nematode (PCN). Tim farms in partnership with his brother and… Read more »

How do granular nematicides fit into an IPM programme?

By Andy Cunningham Having a well-planned Integrated Pest Management (IPM) strategy is the cornerstone of any successful potato crop, especially when it comes to Potato Cyst Nematode (PCN). By incorporating… Read more »

Is your granular nematicide applicator ready for spring?

Granular applicators need to be fully operational and correctly calibrated to safely apply nematicides. This includes checking for damage, getting it professionally calibrated and being ready to complete daily output… Read more »

Vydate®10G Emergency Authorisations update

The AHDB have informed Corteva Agriscience that none of the four Emergency Authorisations submitted for Vydate 10G have been granted by HSE. These had been to support use in: Potato: In furrow… Read more »

Loss of Vydate®10G authorisation

It is with great disappointment to learn that the UK application for re-authorisation of Vydate 10G for use in 2021 has not been successful. Corteva AgriscienceTM received a communication from CRD… Read more »

Get ready for Red Tractor audits in root crops

The Nematicide Stewardship Programme (NSP) Best Practice Protocol is now part of the Red Tractor audit process. This applies to combinable crops and sugar beet and fresh produce standards. Agronomist… Read more »

Launch of new online granular nematicide training

A new updated online nematicide training resource, completion of which is now a requirement to meet Red Tractor standards, is now available for potato, sugar beet, carrot and parsnip growers… Read more »