Skip to Content Skip to HDC Navigation Skip to Apple Best Practice Navigation


How to use the Guide

The guide is laid out in four distinct sections:

  • Agronomy
  • Pest and disease
  • Harvest
  • Post-harvest

Access to each section can be gained by placing your cursor over the respective section headings at the top of the ‘home page’. This will reveal a drop down list, from which you can choose the chapter you wish to open.

Within each chapter, you will find hyperlinks to additional information of relevance to that chapter or hyperlinks to other related information in other parts of the guide.

Useful features

Four useful features have been built into the guide:

Downloads section

Figure 1: Download section – Right hand side of page

This feature allows you to download a single page, or a whole section to keep for reference.






Download PDF of this page

Figure 2: Download PDF – Top left of content area

This feature allows you to download any page as a PDF version allowing you to view the page at any time without logging onto the site.


Print this page

Figure 3: Print this page function – Top right of content area

You can print the page you are viewing if you find it difficult to read the text on screen.


Adjust the Font size

Figure 4: Font Size Adjustment – Letters on right hand side of page

If you are unable to see the information on the screen clearly, you can increase the size of the font.




Pesticide information

Although the guide reports on the use of pesticides, it is not intended to endorse or recommend the use of any of the products or active ingredients listed. Before using any pesticides, growers should refer to the product approval and label recommendations or seek guidance from a BASIS qualified consultant.


Whilst information in this guide is prepared from the best available sources, neither the authors, nor the AHDB can accept responsibility for inaccuracy or liability for any loss or damage (direct or indirect) from the application of any concept or procedure mentioned.

© Copyright Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board

No part of this publication may be copied or reproduced in any form or by any means without the prior permission of the AHDB.