Carrot & parsnip resources

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

PESTS OF CARROTS AND PARSNIPS:

Pest insects in carrot and Apiaceous crops

Research project FV 389: Combining biopesticides and other treatments to increase pest control


Carrot fly

Research project FV 414: Optimising carrot fly control using pyrethroids and Coragen


Willow carrot aphid

Willow-carrot aphid migration forecast tool

Research project FV 445: Optimising control of willow-carrot aphid and carrot fly


Nematodes

Free-living nematodes associated with carrots and parsnips

Research project FV 447: Carrots & Parsnips - Developing a strategy to control Free Living Nematodes




DISEASES OF CARROTS AND PARSNIPS:

Common pests and diseases of carrots and parsnips

Sclerotinia

Control of Sclerotinia disease on carrots


Cavity spot

Cavity spot of carrot

Research project CP 046: Carrot cavity spot: the effects of non-carrot crops on levels of relevant Pythium spp in the soil

Research project FV 05: Carrots: the biology and control of cavity spot

Research project FV 353: Carrot cavity spot (i) using quantitative PCR to predict disease in strawed crops; (ii) controlling moisture for optimum disease management

Research project FV 373: Carrots: BCGA Incidence of cavity spot in Commercial Crops

Research project FV 373a: BCGA lead investigation into incidence of cavity spot in commercial crops

Research project FV 391: Carrots: improving the management and control of cavity spot

Research project FV 391a: Carrots: Development of artificial inoculation techniques for cavity spot caused by Pythium violae

Research project FV 391b: Carrots - Further development of artificial inoculation techniques for cavity spot caused by Pythium violae

Research project FV 405: Control of carrot cavity spot through the use of pre-crop green manures/biofumigation

Research project FV 432: Carrots - Understanding the ecology and epidemiology of Pythium violae to enable disease management

Research project FV 448: Carrot: An early warning system for risk of cavity spot in crops

Research project FV 448a: Development of an early warning test indicating the risk of Cavity spot in Carrot. Phase 2: Validation


Crown rot

Research project FV 374: Carrot - Investigating the Cause of Crown Rot in Organic Crops


Viruses

Virus diseases of carrots

A literature review of novel strategies to manage viruses in UK crops

Research project FV 460: Investigating the timing of transmission of carrot viruses to improve management strategies

Research project FV 382: Carrot: Symptomatic survey of virus complexes

Research project FV 382a: Internal browning of carrot - investigating a link with the viral diseases Parsnip Yellow Fleck Virus (PYFV) and Carrot Motley Dwarf (CMD) disease

Research project FV 382b: The Epidemiology of Carrot yellow leaf virus (CYLV) - the development of a decision support system for the management of carrot viruses in the UK




OTHER TOPICS ON CARROTS AND PARSNIPS:

Energy

Research project FV 383: Energy efficiency case studies for field vegetables enterprises a review of current practices


Nutrient management

Interpretation of leaf nutrient analysis: carrots & parsnips

Soil Nitrogen Supply for Field vegetables


Plant enhancers

Research project FV 394: Vegetable crops: Development of a screening programme for plant growth enhancement products

Research project FV 394a: Vegetable crops - Development of a screening programme for plant growth enhancement products


Storage

Insulation materials for carrot field storage

Research project FV 398: Over-winter carrot storage - a review of future opportunities

Research project FV 398a: Carrots: Identifying novel field storage techniques

Research project FV 398b: Carrots: Practical evaluation of field storage alternatives


Varieties

Parsnip: New variety evaluation



Useful links

Carrot & parsnip Crop Walkers' Guide

Carrot and Parsnip - Intervention study to assess the effect of consumption on biomarkers of human health

Weed control in ornamentals, fruit and vegetable crops - maintaining capability to devise suitable weed control strategies

Using flowering seed mixes to improve farmland biodiversity

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