Cucumber & pepper resources

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

PESTS OF CUCUMBER AND PEPPER:

Video: Webinar - tackling key pests in UK horticulture

Research project PE 016: Preliminary evaluation of IPM compatible monitoring and control measures


Air movement

Principles of air movement

How to improve air movement in glasshouses

Video: Techniques for Improving Air Movement

Video: Is the air movement in your glasshouse effective

Video: What can air movement do for your crops?


Aphids

Research project PE 027: Review of options for control of aphid pests in pepper crops

Research project PC 284: Review of pest control in UK pepper crops

Research project PC 295: Further development of IPM solutions for leafhopper and aphid infestations in sweet pepper

Research project PC 295a: Further development of IPM solutions for aphid infestations in sweet pepper

Research project PC 295b: Further development of IPM solutions for aphid infestations in sweet pepper


Biopesticides

Video: Importance of biopesticides for sustainable crop protection

Video: Can the right spray equipment improve the effectiveness of biopesticides?


Nezara viridula

Research project PE 014: Peppers and Aubergines - A desk study to identify IPM compatible control measures for Nezara viridula and Anthomonus eugenii


Pepper weevil

Research project PE 019: Development of a monitoring trap for detecting pepper weevil in the UK


Southern green shieldbug

Southern green shieldbug on pepper


Spider mites

Biology and identification of spider mites

Research project PC 299: Cucumber and tomato - IPM of spider mites




DISEASES OF CUCUMBER AND PEPPER:

Research project PE 005: Protected edible crops: biological control of plant diseases using insect pathogenic fungi with dual activity against plant pathogen

Research project PE 023: PE 023: Hormetic UVC Treatments for Control of Plant Diseases on Protected Edible Crops .

Cucumber green mottle mosaic virus (CGMMV)

Cucumber green mottle mosaic virus


Pepper fruit rots

Pepper fruit rots

Research project PE 007: Sweet pepper - aspects of the biology and control of Fusarium fruit rot

Research project PE 022: Pepper - improved control of Fusarium internal fruit rot through increased knowledge exchange with the Netherlands and targeted application of plant protection products

Research project PE 022a: Pepper - improved control of Fusarium internal fruit rot through increased knowledge exchange with the Netherlands and targeted application of plant protection products – Phase 2


Mycosphaerella / Gummy stem blight

Cucumber: Epidemiology and Control of Mycosphaerella

Research project PE 001: Cucumber - improving Control of Gummy Stem Blight caused by Mycosphaerella melonis (Didymella bryoniae)

Research project PE 001a: Cucumber - improving Control of Gummy Stem Blight caused by Mycosphaerella melonis (Didymella bryoniae)

Research project PE 137/137a: Cucumber: Development and testing of a lateral flow device for both gummy stem blight and powdery mildew in bio-aerosols during cucurbit production


Tomato spotted wilt virus

Research project PC 289: Sweet pepper - securing knowledge on TSWV and a potyvirus in an infected crop to increase understanding of a potential threat to UK growers




OTHER TOPICS ON CUCUMBER AND PEPPER:

Crop management

Research project PC 138: Chilli peppers - evaluation of crop management systems

Research project PC 269: Sweet peppers - the use of thermal screens for summer shading on plant growth and fruit quality

Research project PC 285: Assessing the benefits of deleafing in peppers

Research project PC 285a: Assessing the benefits of de-leafing in peppers


Biosecurity

Biosecurity In Protected Edibles


Carbon Dioxide

CO2 from biomass boilers for greenhouse enrichment

Getting the best out of CO2 enrichment for cucumbers

Research project PE 003: CO2 enrichment in the future: a technical and economic analysis of alternative CO2 sources

Research project CP 143: Increasing crop yield and resource use efficiency via root-zone CO2 enrichmen


Energy

Energy management in protected cropping

Growsave - helping protected cropping growers save energy

Video: Webinar - Taking steps towards net zero

Research project PE/PO 011a: GrowSave; Energy & Resource Efficiency Knowledge Transfer for the PC Sector

Research project PE/PO 011a: GrowSave; Energy & Resource Efficiency Knowledge Transfer for the PC Sector

Research project CP 200: GrowSave - an energy efficiency platform

Research project PE 013: Refrigeration-based dehumidification: energy performance and cropping effect on commercial nurseries. 2nd year trials

Research project PE 13a: Refrigeration-based dehumidification: energy performance and cropping effect on commercial nurseries. 2nd year trials


Environmental control

Research project PC 278a: Ducted air systems for glasshouse environmental control


Food safety

Video: Webinar - microbials, managing risk in the production of fresh produce

Video: Webinar - Managing risk in the production of UK fresh produce

Video: Webinar - Disinfecting irrigation water for use on fresh produce

Video: Webinar - Microbials, keeping it clean


Irrigation

Slow sand filtration


Labour

Video: Horticulture webinar - operating in a reduced labour market

Video: Webinar - Using LEAN techniques to improve labour efficiency in horticulture


Supplementary lighting

Research project PC 270: Sweet peppers - review of the current scientific knowledge & commercial experience of using supplementary lighting for AYR production




Useful links

Protected edibles crop walkers' guide

Video: Webinar - Protected vine crops highlights 2021 – part one

Video: Webinar - Protected vine crops highlights 2021 – part two

Video: Health and Safety in protected edibles production

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