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Recommended resources for leafy greens and herbs

With a range of material available, AHDB asked Knowledge Exchange Manager, Grace Choto, to recommend her top resources to help leafy salad and herb growers. 

Leafy salads
Pest insects infesting lettuce crops
This manual will help you understand more about pests infesting lettuce crops including aphids, caterpillars and minor pests including thrips, wireworms and leatherjackets. Chemical control options are assessed alongside a whole crop IPM strategy.

Diseases of lettuce crops
Our 'Diseases of lettuce crops' guide contains useful information and advice to help with integrated disease management.

Lettuce fusarium wilt and root rot
These webpages will help you understand, diagnose and prevent lettuce fusarium wilt and root rot, including useful links to further reports and an update on the ongoing research. 

Herbs
Optimising flavour in herbs
Our optimising flavour in herbs pages can help you understand the growing factors you can control to achieve a more intense flavour.

Herbs best practice guide
The Herb Best Practice Guide provides practical information to manage pests and diseases on protected herbs including guidelines about symptoms, sources of infestation, spread and integrated control. 

Podcast: From basil downy mildew to flavorsome herbs: AHDB's crop protection, IPM and flavor research in herbs
This special edition podcast explores our recent and current work with herbs, in particular, the benefits of both research and knowledge exchange in this area. We heard from Simon Budge (Head of Research for Agronomy and Crop Protection at Vitacress Herbs and AHDB panel member), Claire Donkin (Technical Officer for British Herbs and independent agronomist), and Kim Parker (AHDB Crop Protection Scientist). 

Prevent, detect and control oomycete crop diseases
Oomycetes, fungus-like organisms, are a group of micro-organisms that cause a wide range of plant diseases e.g. damping off, downy mildews, stem-rots, shoot diebacks and blight across different plant species. The diseases they cause can have devastating impacts in crop production. Our recent webinar provided helpful information about how to prevent, detect and control these diseases. 

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