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We are an internationally recognised centre for translational research in sustainable agriculture, horticulture and food security.

The School of Life Sciences was ranked 2nd in the UK for Agriculture, Food and Veterinary research in the Government's 2014 “Research Excellence”

The AHDB-funded AMBER project led by Dave Chandler is designed to identify practical ways to improve biopesticide performance in protected crops.

1153aResearch on integrated pest and disease management in carrot crops

R.H Collier, D. Wilson, A. Jukes, M.S. Elliott, R. Warmington and J. Clarkson

The paper describes research on integrated pest and disease management in carrot crops, focusing on treatment timings for control of Psila rosae with a relatively new insecticide, Coragen®, the development of a forecast of the timing of the migration of Cavariella aegopodii into carrot crops and the use of biofumigation for control of soilborne plant pathogens such as Sclerotinia sclerotiorum. All three approaches show promise as components of integrated pest and disease management programmes.

ISHS Acta Horticulturae 1153, International Symposium on Carrot and Other Apiaceae, March 2017

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