Narcissus resources



AHDB Horticulture funded an extensive programme of research on many aspects of commercial narcissus production. The available reports and resources are listed below. 


PESTS OF NARCISSUS:

Identification and management of nematodes in field crops

Managing rabbit problems associated with horticulture

Management of large narcissus fly

Rodent control on farms

Research project BOF 63 and 63a : Integrated control of bulb scale mite

Research project BOF 063b : Integrated control of bulb-scale mite in narcissus: Validation of bulb temperatures during hot-water treatment

Research project BOF 075 : Novel insecticide treatments to control large narcissus fly




DISEASES OF NARCISSUS:

Foliar diseases

Control of narcissus leaf scorch, smoulder and white mould

Research project BOF 072: Narcissus: Fungicides for smoulder and white mould

Research project BOF 072a : Improved control of foliar diseases and the effect of fungicide sprays on flower production

Basal rot, nematodes and dipping treatments

Hot-water Treatment of Daffodil Bulbs

Video page : Use of chlorine dioxide in bulb water treatment

Narcissus: Investigation into the effects of a range of potential biocides in hot water treatment

Research project BOF 060 : An on-line low-cost non-invasive sensor of basal rot in narcissus bulbs

Research project 061 : Alternatives to the use of formaldehyde in hot water treatment tanks for the control of stem nematode and Fusarium basal rot

Research project BOF 061a : Alternatives to the use of formaldehyde in hot water treatment tanks for the control of stem nematode and Fusarium basal rot

Research project BOF 061b : Alternatives to the use of formaldehyde in hot water treatment tanks for the control of stem nematode and Fusarium basal rot

Research project BOF 061c : developing alternatives to formalin. The concentration of chlorothalonil fungicide and iodophore biocide in hot water tanks and cold dips

Research project BOF 069 : Suppression of Fusarium basal rot using composts with biocontrol agents

Research project BOF 070 : Chlorine dioxide - potential disinfectant in hot water treatment tanks and other bulb dips

Research project BOF 070a Chlorine dioxide – daffodils treated in hot water treatment

Research project BOF 071 : FAM 30 disinfectant as a cold dip treatment for Fusarium basal rot

Research project BOF 071a : FAM 30 disinfectant as a cold dip treatment for Fusarium basal rot

Research project BOF 074: In vitro screening of fungicides to control basal rot of narcissus

Research project BOF 074a : Evaluating potential new fungicides for the control of Narcissus basal rot

Research project BOF 077 : Investigation into the benefits of using water disinfection options during hot water treatment




WEEDS OF NARCISSUS:

Chemical Weed control in narcissus crops

Research project BOF 73: Evaluation of potential alternative herbicides for narcissus following the loss of active ingredients




OTHER TOPICS ON NARCISSUS:


Establishing a resilient water supply

Introduction to fertigation

Protecting the water supply for your crops

Narcissus Crop Walkers’ Guide

Narcissus Manual

Ornamental horticulture skills survey

Studentship CP 103 : The application of precision agronomy to UK production of Narcissus

Research project BOF 068 : A grower handbook for UK narcissus production

Research project BOF 076 : Understanding physiological disorders in Narcissus

Research project BOF 076a : Understanding physiological disorders in daffodil - extension to study the three year down crop

Research project PO BOF 003 : Nutrient management for protected ornamentals, bulbs and outdoor flowers




Useful Links

Look up the RB209 principles of nutrient management

Look up the RB209 nutrient guidance for bulb crops

Read the ornamentals research review 2020

Read the ornamentals research review 2018

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