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National Fruit Show Roundup - Agrovista


Article taken from The Fruit Grower, November 2017, written by Rachel Anderson.


Agrovista has added to the long list of biological crop care products now available to growers. Following enquiries from the top fruit industry, the firm has teamed up with Loddington Farm Ltd to launch a new service, whereby top­fruit growers can inoculate their established orchards with mycorrhizal fungi in the form of Plantworks' RGPro. Mycorrhizal fungi form a symbiotic relationship with plants, colonising tree roots and increasing their root uptake area by up to 700 times. This enables them to better absorb nutrients and water, and helps trees to cope with stresses such as drought, waterlogging and pathogens. Agrovista's lead fruit agronomist Paul Bennett said: "Any tree not suffering from stress is less likely to suffer from a pathogen-led disease or pest attack." The service is currently being rolled out and sees a Stocks Ag Rotor Meter, typically used to place granules, slug pellets or fertilisers into the field, fitted to a root-pruner blade to create a new device. This system enables RGPro to be inserted close to the trees' small fibrous roots. 


Fargro acquires horticulture division of Agrovista UK Ltd

Fargro Ltd announced that it has acquired the southern Ornamental Horticulture division of Agrovista UK.


Regional Site Overview: Coldham

The farm at Coldham Estate comprises of soils ranging from silty clay loam to clay loams and boasts a mixed rotation including potatoes, onions and cereals. Having a good soil type to work with and excellent management help from the estate, we will demonstrate some great trials worth seeing.


Regional Site Overview: Down Ampney

A look at one of our key development sites for the South West region. 

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