HLB continuously develops new knowledge in the field of plant and soil health and applies it throughout the entire agricultural chain. Due to the unique combination of research, diagnosis and advice, we have lot of valuable data and practical knowledge.
  • Nematodes
  • Moulds
  • Bacteria
  • Viruses
  • Insects


A lot of research has been done on nematodes in potatoes. After all, it is an important crop in the crop plan. Moreover, the damage caused by nematodes is diverse and has a lot of impact.

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The variation between fungi in potatoes is large. In some cases, such as phytophthora, it can cause complete destruction of the crop. Other fungi, such as silver scurf, mainly cause problems with quality and vitality. Either way, loss of revenue is the result.

Preventing problems and a clear diagnosis is the basis for a good approach.

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In potatoes, bacteria cause diseases such as (stem) wet rot and black leg. Brown rot and ring rot are also caused by bacteria.


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Viruses are very common in potatoes. Good selection and early analysis can prevent many problems.


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In the cultivation of potatoes, controlling wireworms in particular is a challenge. HLB offers the monitoring of click beetles in collaboration with De Groene Vlieg. More information can be found on the website of De Groene Vlieg.

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