33 episodes

Welcome to Syngenta's PotCast! If you are a professional horticulture grower, this is the podcast for you, an engaging and informative insight into managing your crops, we cover everything from technical issues, to product discussions, regulatory changes and spray advice. Bought to you by Daniel Lightfoot, the UK Business Manager and Liz Green, Marketing Manager for EAME with special industry guests in feature length podcasts.

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The PotCast - Syngenta's Professional Horticulture Podcast Syngenta UK

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Welcome to Syngenta's PotCast! If you are a professional horticulture grower, this is the podcast for you, an engaging and informative insight into managing your crops, we cover everything from technical issues, to product discussions, regulatory changes and spray advice. Bought to you by Daniel Lightfoot, the UK Business Manager and Liz Green, Marketing Manager for EAME with special industry guests in feature length podcasts.

Subscribe and get the latest Potcasts straight to your device.

Follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram @SyngentaOCUK

    Actions against whitefly

    Actions against whitefly

    How do I monitor for whitefly in my crop? What are the key elements in an IPM programme for whitefly?


    It’s not always easy to distinguish between the various species of whitefly for professional horticulture growers, so if in doubt consult an expert agronomist or your local plant health inspector. Control options will depend on which species is present. Hopefully this podcast will help you to manage the pest in crops!








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    • 8 min
    Botrytis tips for early spring crops

    Botrytis tips for early spring crops

    In this episode we answer the following questions for professional horticulture growers:


    How do I recognise Botrytis? What are the risk conditions for Botrytis? How do I control botrytis on the nursery?



    Botrytis can be a challenging disease to manage in early spring crops so listening to a refresher on how to manage it can't be a bad thing...


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    • 7 min
    Experience with Elasto G5

    Experience with Elasto G5

    In this episode we hear from some growers in the Netherlands that have extensive experience with using the adjuvant, Elasto G5. They really can enhance plant protection products for professional horticulture growers.
    “The result exceeded our expectations,” he says. “Elasto G5 produces a more homogeneous crop response as a consequence of which we no longer need to make corrections. That saves us 25 to 30% of growth inhibitor a year, saves time and less effort is required to achieve a more predictable and uniform crop result. We simply have less to worry about.”


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    • 6 min
    Finally biting off more than they can chew

    Finally biting off more than they can chew

    Anyone who has read The Hungry Caterpillar will remember the insect’s rampage of culinary discovery comes to an end on the seventh day, when he eats a leaf to cure his self-inflicted stomach ache.



    Chewing pests are difficult to control; resistance to chemicals is an issue and they’re capable of increasing their populations at an alarming speed. Two of the worst offenders are the aforementioned beet army worm (Spodoptera exigua) and the golden twin-spot moth (Chrysodeixis chalcites). In this episode, we explore these different chewing pests and how our new insecticide, Mainspring, can help you combat the damage to your crops.







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    • 4 min
    Bred for resilience

    Bred for resilience

    What role can disease resistant varieties play in my IPM programme?

    In this fascinating episode, we spoke to our colleagues in Syngenta Flowers on how resistance to diseases and pests is being bred into future varieties to help professional horticulture growers manage some of their biggest challenges.


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    • 6 min
    A look beyond the horizon

    A look beyond the horizon

    In this future looking episode, we explore technology that we are researching that is based on natural defences against pests and pathogens and how this the potential for highly targeted treatments for the future.


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    • 5 min

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