Nutrition Matters

Nutrition Matters | Fruit Crops | Issue 3

Welcome to the Fruit Crops Autumn issue. This month, with the challenging season growers have had to contend with and the pressure placed on fruit crops across the UK, we thought it pertinent to look at post-harvest nutrient application, what growth processes occur after harvest and what to focus on nutritionally to get the best out of crops for the following season whether they be tree fruit or overwintered berry crops.

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Post-harvest nutrient focus | Fruit Crops | 3.1

Throughout the season, all plants require an adequate and balanced supply of nutrients for healthy growth to generate maximum performance.

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Post-harvest foliar strategies | Fruit Crops | 3.2

After harvest all fruit crops will go through a period of regeneration and building the crop for next season.

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New thinking for post-harvest strategies | Fruit Crops | 3.3

To add an additional element into the flow of the ‘plant nutrient motorway’ during post-harvest applications the missing link would be Silicon.

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Nutrition Matters | Leafy Salads | Issue 1

Welcome to the first issue of Nutrition Matters Leafy Salads newsletter. Informing advisors, farmers, growers and the industry of timely nutritional events linked to crop or to highlight a specific nutritional issue that we as an industry may be facing. If that issue is something Engage Agro has been looking to address or can provide help for, we will highlight the technology along with best practice recommendations.

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Transpiration flow and early season nutrient support | Leafy Salads | 1.1

As salad crops mobilise water and nutrients to aid growth in early season, transpiration, the process where plants absorb water through the roots and then give off water vapour through pores in their leaves, plays a vital role.

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New Innovation in slug and snail protection | Leafy Salads | 1.2

It’s that time of year again when slug and snail populations appear to explode in the warm moist conditions. As slugs and snails attack and cause damage to salad vegetable crops at varying stages of their development we thought it pertinent to highlight best current advice from AHDB and our work in this important area.

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Innovation for Potatoes

Innovation for Potatoes Brochure highlighting some of the technologies now available in the UK.

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Nutrition Matters | Fruit Crops | Issue 2

Welcome to the second issue of Nutrition Matters newsletter, informing advisors, farmers, growers and the industry of timely nutritional events linked to crops or to highlight specific nutritional issues that we as an industry may be facing.

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Cold weather protection| Fruit Crops | 2.1

Hopefully the cold spell is behind us but as we all know the weather is unpredictable. So here is a few reminders on the best frost protection.

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Maximising early season nutrition in top fruit crops| Fruit Crops | 2.2

Also our best practice ideas for nutrient spray timings and tank mix options.

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Optimising pollination with nutritional support| Fruit Crops | 2.3

Investment in pollination is seen as essential optimising the potential of many fruit crops.

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Canker support | Fruit Crops | 2.4

All top fruit growers are well aware of fruit tree canker. Here are some useful tools to reduce fruit tree susceptibility to it.

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Nutrition Matters Newsletter| Fruit Crops | Issue 1

Welcome to the first issue of Nutrition Matters | Fruit Crops newsletter from Engage Agro Europe.

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Cold weather protection| Fruit Crops | 1.1

Cold weather puts pressure on soft fruit crops.

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Coir slabs and wetting up| Fruit Crops | 1.2

As coir is hydrophobic in nature, wetting up new slabs or coir blocks can be lengthy and a slow process with much of the water and nutrients applied, running around the coir to waste.

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Transpiration flow and nutrient support in early season| Fruit Crops | 1.3

As fruit crops begin to mobilise water and nutrients to aid growth in early season, transpiration will play an important role.

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