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  • SASA and AHDB Potatoes investigate Blackleg and plant health

    Professor Gerry Saddler, Head of Potato and Plant Health Division at Science and Advice for Scottish Agriculture (SASA) is joining the AHDB Potatoes for a short, part-time secondment. The focus of Gerry’s work will be Blackleg management.    Recent years have seen a fall in the numbers of Pre-Basic (PB) seed growers which results in greater commercial pressures on this community. Early entry of...

    5 November 2014

  • New developments in Cultivations and Nematicides application

    Optimising marketable yield was a key theme at AHDB Potatoes North West Potato Day. Videos were taken so that levy payers unable to attend could get a flavour of the AHDB Potatoes-funded Cultivation and Nematicide trials that were on show.   Around 70 growers, purchasers and advisers gathered in September at Hollin House Green Farm in Aughton, Lancashire. Innovative host farmer Andrew Webster,...

    5 November 2014

  • PCN species distribution map of Great Britain

    As part of a AHDB Potatoes PhD studentship at Harper Adams University we are developing a new PCN species distribution map of Great Britain to update previous survey work conducted 1998-1999, by Harper Adam’s researcher Stephen Minnis. Since the last survey was undertaken nearly 15 years ago, it is critical that the current populations of this pest are fully evaluated, which is why measurements...

    5 November 2014

  • Practical advice on PCN

    Damage caused by Potato Cyst Nematodes (PCN) Globodera rostochiensis and G. pallida can range from slight yield loss up to crop failure depending on the infestation level.  PCN experts at East Midlands will provide the latest practical approach to PCN control during interactive field sessions.   Potato cyst nematode is the most important potato pest in the UK. Of the two PCN species (Globodera...

    27 June 2014

  • Potatoes in Practice grows for growers

    With up to 1000 industry visitors expected, Potatoes in Practice (PiP), is sponsored by AHDB Potatoes and supported by Potato Review magazine and is the UK’s largest technical field event for the potato industry. It provides key topical technical content to hundreds of growers and industry movers and shakers and this year it will be held on Thursday 7th August, at the James Hutton Institute’s...

    27 June 2014

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