Job offersmore »
- Technical Sales Representative Trainee - Ancaster, Ontario
- International Account Manager City Farming - Horticulture LED Solutions
- CEO for a leading Agri-Business working on an international basis
- Greenhouse Operations Lead - Alberta, Canada
- Commercial Head Grower - Newark, NJ (USA)
- IPM & Pollination Specialist (ornamentals) - Western Europe
- Regional Sales Manager - USA
- General Manager Operations - Australia
- International Account manager Horticulture LED Solutions - Netherlands
- Plant Specialist Horticulture Northern Europe
Top 5 - yesterday
Top 5 - last week
Top 5 - last month
- Dominican Republic evaluates damage after Hurricane Maria
- India: New packaging technologies for South America
- Tanimura & Antle launches Artisan Dew Drop cabbage
- California company celebrates 10 years of attending PMA’s Fresh Summit
- "We hope the arrival of Spanish lemons will reactivate the market in Europe"
Exchange ratesmore »
NZ research shows huge potential for mesh covered potato cropsA group of Lincoln University researchers in New Zealand have seen promising results from a trial of using mesh cover to protect potato crops from insect pests.
The effectiveness of the mesh at protecting potatoes from the tomato-potato psyllid [TPP] was tested in a trial at the Foundation for Arable Research (FAR) field site at Lincoln.
Future Farming Centre head Dr Charles Merfield said the mesh was "incredibly effective. It kept 99 per cent of the psyllids out from under the mesh despite an infested plot of potatoes being just a couple of metres away, " Charles Merfield, head of Future Farming Centre said.
Merfield said if they had dug the mesh cover in there would have been no psyllids at all and it would have offered 100 per cent control.
Fine mesh had the potential to control all potato insect pests and blight and increase yield, Merfield said.
Publication date: 3/17/2017
Receive the daily newsletter in your email for free | Click here
Other news in this sector: