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  • Costs of potato production trends revealed at BP2015

    Costs of potato production trends revealed at BP2015

  • Sprayer operators warned time's up for 'grandfather rights'

    Farmers Weekly Every sprayer operator must hold a recognised certificate of competence to apply pesticides from this week after new EU rules come into force. So-called “grandfather rights” for older sprayer workers will end on Thursday 26 November. Up until now, the exemption allowed those born before 31 December 1964 to use professional pesticides as part of a commercial service without such a...

  • Potato award at BP2015 goes to industry ‘legend’

    The winner of this year’s British Potato Industry Award not only has an illustrious and successful career in potatoes but has worked tirelessly on the industry’s behalf over many years. Nick Vermont is the 2015 British Potato Industry Award winner and he was presented with the award by AHDB’s Chairman Peter Kendall at BP2015, GB’s foremost potato industry trade event, on Thursday 12 November...

    16 November 2015

  • New weapon in the potato herbicide armoury for 2016

    Farmers Weekly A new contact-acting herbicide will be available for potato growers in spring 2016 from agrochemical company Belchim Crop Protection. The as-yet-unnamed product contains the active pyraflufen-ethyl and will be for pre-emergence use on potatoes and also as a haulm desiccant later in the season. It is aimed to add an alternative option to similar contact actives reglone and...

  • Review set to bring latest nutrient management research to farmers

    ADAS has been awarded £98,000 to independently review nutrient management information as part of AHDB’s drive to bring the very latest in nutrient research to UK farmers. The award follows the announcement made in June that AHDB will lead on the revision of the current Fertiliser Manual (RB209). All relevant sources of information, including the latest edition of RB209 (published by Defra in 2010...

    10 November 2015