Product of the month

Every month we promote new or existing products that are available to top, soft and stone fruit growers.
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2021

April

Anthopak 500 (Anthocoris nemoralis) – With warmer weather pear sucker can be expected to build, so now is the time to be looking for eggs and planning your first Anthocorid introductions rather than going straight in with chemical sprays.  Click here for details on quantities required to obtain control.

Spring Leaf Analysis – Spring leaf analysis for both soft and top fruit is vital for the diagnosis of nutritional weaknesses, revealing both  deficiencies and excesses, at a time when you can influence your current crop. For details on spring leaf analysis click here…. For more information on our Laboratory and all the analysis services we can provide click here

Pheromone Traps – Why use pheromone traps?  Monitoring insect pests is a crucial part of any proactive IPM programme. Monitoring traps not only allow for the detection of pests but also provide estimates of pest distribution. Click here for more information…

March

SWD Monitoring – Trap based monitoring is essential to ensure that control measures can be put in place before eggs are seen on developing fruit. Click here for more detail…

Nemamax® – The latest nematode efficient at lower temperatures…  Nemamax® contains beneficial nematodes of the species Heterorhabditis downesi. The species follows a cruiser strategy to locate potential hosts, so it disperses well in soils and substrates.  The entomopathogenic nematode in nemamax® is a natural enemy of many insect pests so it can be applied in organic production without any restriction. Click here for details of how it works and how best to apply…

2020

December

Anti-Stress – A non-toxic biodegradable coating that can minimize the damage of climate related stress, Anti-Stress provides a unique permeable film on the leaf surface. Click here to see what effects Anti-Stress can reduce…

November

New date announced for our Fertigation Course, Tuesday 8th December.  For more go to the item below FAST School of Fruit Growing.

BACTOMYCOR® P – An organic biostimulant enriched with mycorrhiza and bacteria that fixes soil nitrogen.  In pellet form for easy application in the right dosage.  The pellet is concentrated with 120 propagules of Glomus intraradices and 50,000,000 CFU of Azospirillum.  Click here for more information on Bactomycor® P

September/October

Brown Marmorated Stick Bug (BMSB) – The brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB) has become a serious pest of fruit crops in North America and more recently, southern Europe.  It has been recorded in the south of England in very small numbers.  There are several native species of stinkbug, at least one of which has caused significant damage in pear orchards. Distinguishing between species will become increasingly important.
We have been able to source a pheromone based BMSB trap that is widely used in the USA. This could prove useful as an early warning system and to help us all to gather data on the distribution of the pest if numbers begin to rise.

FAST School of Fruit growing – New dates announced for the FAST School of Fruit Growing courses for 2020/21 and all courses are going to be held live ONLINE.  Our courses are developed for managers and technical staff in farms and businesses throughout the fruit industry.  For more details on our course contents click here, for dates and costs click here.
For more details on training courses we provide and can arrange, drop down the training menu at the top of this page.

July

Nematodes – FAST highly recommend starting applications of the nematode Heterorhabditis bacteriophora (Nematop®) from early August

ProTAC sf –  FAST are pleased to announce that we are now able to supply an exciting new product for the treatment of pear psylla, aphids, spider and rust mite.  100% green, ProTAC sf has zero residue, zero active chemical ingredients and no chance of resistance developing in target pests.

May

Fitopak (Phytoseiulus persimilis) – for the control of Two Spotted Spider and Red Spider mite. Available in 2 sizes

April

FresaControl & BerryControl Intended as a replacement for aphicide applications.  FresaControl controls all common species of aphid in strawberry, BerryControl is for raspberry species.

SWD Monitoring – For a pest such as Drosophila, ongoing monitoring is essential to ensure that control measures can be put in place as soon as they are found and before they have time to start laying eggs on developing fruit.