11th January 2018
Latest news from CHAP’s brand new Biopesticide facility at Stockbridge
CHAP’s new CEO, Fraser Black (centre) is given a preview of the new deep raft hydroponics system currently being installed at Stockbridge Technology Centre, near Selby. The completed system will comprise of 60 independent tanks that will allow replicated trials on a wide range of topics from disease management to developing novel technologies for monitoring and controlling nutrient concentrations. Once commissioned later this month, we will be examining methods for controlling Phytophthora in lettuce crops as part of the SEPTER+ research program. The system will allow us to solve many of the problems encountered in hydroponic systems and will allow rapid testing of chemical and biological methods for controlling root diseases.