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News Articles

This is an index of topical articles on a range of mostly technical issues.

2017-January

Isonet T - New product

A new approved mating disruption system to assist in the control of the South American tomato moth Tuta absoluta on greenhouse tomato, pepper and auberbine.
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2016-November

Grow careers 2016

Proud to be associated with this excellent initiative
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2016-November

ADHB/IPPS Study Day 2016

‘Integrated pest management for pest & disease control in ornamental crops’
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2016-June

T34 – new approval

A new approval allows additional use of T34 Biocontrol on tomatoes, peppers, chillies and aubergines.
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2016-June

Configure – new product

A new growth regulator for use on ornamental pot plants is launched.
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2016-May

Settled in our new site!

Since the move in December we are now well and truly settled into our new site at Poling, Arundel, West Sussex.
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2016-January

Fargro now relocated to new site!

Fargro have come a long way in its 70- year history, and we have now completed the relocation to our brand new state-of-the-art headquarters near Arundel, West Sussex.
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2015-October

Bonzi - Announcement

Bonzi has been successfully reviewed by the CRD.
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2015-April

New Site Photo Diary

Building has started on our new premises. See the development progress!
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2014-November

Grow Career Takes Root in West Sussex

Building on the success of last year’s Grow Careers event a fresh batch of students attended GroSouth on the 12 November 2014.
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2014-November

HDC/IPPS Study Day 2014 ‘Innovation in Plant Production’

This year’ s HDC and IPPS Study day run in association with Fargro, GroSouth and West Sussex Nursery Stock Discussion Group attracted more than 100 participants from right across the UK.
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2014-January

Rodent Trapping

Robustly engineered trapping techniques providing improved performance.
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2013-November

Grow Careers Day at GroSouth receives unanimous thumbs-up

12 students from colleges and workplaces across the SE took part in GroSouth’s inaugural Grow Careers event on 13 November 2013.
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2013-November

Record numbers attend IPPS/HDC Study Day

The study day put together by the HDC and IPPS in association with Fargro, GroSouth and West Sussex Nursery Stock Discussion Group attracted more than 100 participants from right across the UK.
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2013-October

Growing Media – The Future: An Open Discussion

Leading growing media experts John Summers, Susie Holmes and Charles Carr led discussions at last night’s WSNSDG.
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2013-October

Fargro relocation update

We are pleased to announce that on 16th October the Development Control committee of Arun District Council voted in favour of our plans to relocate to the Vinery at Poling.
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2013-September

Imidasect 5GR announcement

Following EC restrictions on neonicotinoid insecticides Fargro are pleased to announce that Imidasect 5GR continues with some changes to the product label effective on new sales from 1st October 2013.
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2013-July

Fargro Host Series of Technical Visits

Fargro’s bio – control expert Neil Helyer recently co-ordinated 2 days of technical exchange, bringing together staff from Syngenta Bioline, the RHS and horticultural enterprises across West Sussex.
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2013-May

Fargro relocation

Littlehampton-based horticulture supplier, Fargro Ltd, has today (30th May 2013) submitted plans to Arun District Council to move from its Toddington Lane site to facilitate the recently approved North Littlehampton development.
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2012-October

Fargro announces relocation move

Littlehampton-based horticulture supplier, Fargro Ltd, has announced plans to move from its Toddington Lane site to facilitate the recently approved North Littlehampton development.
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2012-May

T34 Biocontrol

A new cutting edge biofungicide hits the market for use on Fusarium oxysporum on Dianthus.
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2012-May

AQ10

New biopesticide for the control of powdery mildew diseases.
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2011-April

Serenade ASO Soft Fruit Review (2010 season).

The use of Serenade ASO as part of the overall residue reduction strategy has risen substantially.
See comments on its use on Botrytis control from some of the UK's leading agronomists.
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2011-April

ULV Techniques and Their Importance in Horticulture.

Why you should be considering investing in ULV for applying Biopesticides.
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2011-January

Rhizopon

Rhizopon, specialists in root promoting hormones appoints Fargro to distribute their range of products in the UK.
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2010-June

MENNO Florades

MENNO Florades, a special disinfectant widely used in European horticulture is released as the first approved plant protection disinfectant in the UK.
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2010-February

Naturalis-L

Naturalis-L - a new bio-insecticide is launched for UK growers.
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2010-January

Compost Tea

Update and grower comment.
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2009-December

Serenade ASO

Feedback on Serenade ASO's use on ornamentals, herbs and courgettes against a range of diseases.
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2009-November

Fargro distributes Melcourt products

Fargro appointed as distributor for Melcourt's bark and woodfibre mulches and growing media products.
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2009 September

Serenade ASO

Review of the first season's performance on soft fruit.
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2009-September

Fargro's requisite division expands

Fargro expands requisites distribution into Norfolk, Cambridgeshire, Suffolk, Hertfordshire and Greater London.
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2009-April

Mardenkro

Mardenkro products enter the Fargro range. Products include ReduSol, ReduHeat, ReduClean and GS-4 Horticultural Glasscleaner.
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2008-December

Serenade ASO

Serenade ASO the first PSD approved biological fungicide for Botrytis makes its soft fruit market entrance.
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2008-July

Conserve

The insecticide Conserve gains approval for use on tomatoes, aubergines and peppers. These new crops join cucumbers and ornamentals on the product label.
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2008-May

Switch

Extension of product label to include a wide range of named fruit, vegetable and ornamental crops. The range of diseases listed on label now includes: Alternaria spp., Ascochyta, Botrytis (grey mould), Colletotrichum spp., Fusarium spp. Gloeosporium spp., Monilinia spp. Mycosphaerella, Nectria spp., Penicillium spp., Sclerotinia sclerotiorum, Stemphylium vesicarium, Venturia spp.
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2008-March

Switch

Move over to better control of Botrytis. Information on how the two active ingredients fludioxonil and cyprodinil work. Report of use on outdoor lettuce. Reports of effectiveness at Bell Brothers Nurseries on Pot/Bedding. Report of results on Senetti.
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2008-February

Compost Tea

Compost Tea comes of age. New 1000 litre brewing units. Compost Tea at Evesham Vale Propagators.
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2007-August

Imidasect 5GR - new product.

A new granular insecticide for incorporation into compost of protected ornamentals for control of sciarid, vine weevil and some foliar pests.
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2007-June

Subdue

Grower experiences.
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2007-June

Compost Tea

Fargro/Avoncrop Compost Tea Open Day held at the Avoncroft Museum, Bromsgrove, Worcs.
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2007-May

Compost Tea - change of ingredients

A short note about change in ingredients of compost tea and revised recommended brewing times.
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2007-March

Switch

Switch a new fungicide for control of Botrytis and some other diseases on strawberry, peas and beans.
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2007-March

Forester

Forester a new insecticide specifically for the control of large pine weevil in forestry.
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2007-March

Fargro expansion in Essex

Fargro expands requisites distribution in Essex.
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2006-October

Compost Tea

Chris Bowman Commercial Manager of Notcutt's discusses the merits of using the Compost Tea system.
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2006-September

Compost Tea - Sharing experiences.

Article extracted from "Plants and Propagators" the newsletter of the International Plant Propagators Society.
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2006-July

SB Plant Invigorator

The new pesticide / mildewcide / plant stimulant.
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2006-April

Dazide ENHANCE - Maintaining progress in productivity.

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2006-February

Contans WG

The new biological fungicide for Sclerotinia disease control.
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2005-November

Fogging and ULV (Aerosol)

Applications.
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2005-September

Plymouth University

Outreach
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2005-August

Compost Tea

Paul Dyer Technical and Business Development Manager at Star Nurseries discusses benefits of the Compost Tea system.
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2005-May

Subdue

The new product for Pythium and Phytophthora in ornamentals.
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2004-April

Conserve

Grower experience.
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2004-April

Dazide ENHANCE - New product

A new easy to use dust free water soluble granule formulation is now available for growers using daminozide as a growth regulator. Dazide ENHANCE helps growers manage ornamentals' plant growth and development to ensure that plants are compact, strong, better able to cope with transport and able to meet increasingly stringent customer specifications.
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