The event took place at the AHDB’s Strategic Potato Farm West - an R&D demonstration site in Shropshire, and invited farmers, agronomists and other industry experts. Topics covered included nematicide incorporation and nematicide combinations, and following recent drought conditions, best practice for the use of maleic hydrazide.
Arysta LifeScience Product Development & Technical Manager for the UK & Ireland, Don Pendergrast, was one of five invited guest speakers. He said: “Recent weather conditions have meant that potato crops across the UK are experiencing levels of stress, mainly from drought. This, combined with the need to suppress sprouting ahead of storage, has meant that maleic hydrazide, which we market as Fazor, is a hot topic amongst many farmers and agronomists.
“Best practice is pivotal for efficacy, therefore speaking at this event proved very timely and a fantastic opportunity to explain the stewardship guidelines and how to get the best out of maleic hydrazide given current conditions.
“Education is key and we were delighted to be given the opportunity to work with the AHDB to deliver this talk.”
Guidelines for the application of Fazor can be downloaded from the Arysta LifeScience UK & Ireland website, or e-mail email@example.com  for more information.