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  • Early CIPC applications critical

      As crops come into store, potato growers are being urged to prepare for short dormancy break periods, due to the warmer, brighter conditions during the growing season. It’s adding to the imperative to apply sprout suppressant chlorpropham (CIPC) as early as possible, advise AHDB Potatoes. Adrian Briddon, AHDB Potatoes technologist and member of the Potato Industry CIPC Stewardship Group (PICSG...

    5 September 2013

  • Meeting nearly 50 countries in 2 days

    GB’s seed potato community was out in force at last week’s Potato Europe event in The Netherlands. Participating in the industry’s leading international potato event paid dividends for seed breeders, growers and exporters with over 15,000 trade visitors from nearly 50 countries coming to Emmeloord to ‘talk tatties’. With the GB stand constantly busy, at times it felt as though most of the 15,000...

    19 September 2013

  • East of England Potato Day 2013

    More than 140 potato growers, advisors and agronomists met at Frederick Hiam Ltd, Tuddenham, Suffolk at the end of August, 2013, for AHDB Potatoes’s East of England Potato Day. Sponsored by Albert Bartlett, Branston, Fenmarc, Greenvale AP, McCain Foods and QV Foods the day comprised short technical presentations, followed by machinery and plot demonstrations.Opening the event, AHDB Potatoes’s...

    9 September 2013

  • Linear Diagnostics, Molecular Vision and Fera awarded grant to develop onsite, low cost agri-food diagnostic test to help prevent spread of crop disease

    AHDB Potatoes is collaborating with the consortium that has won the following funding... • Wastage costs the food and drink industry £5 billion every year1• Test will address growing market need for a fast, accurate onsite device that can detect multiple pathogens• Test will also enable water recycling, reducing the demand for mains water by 90% • Current tests targeted at single diseases and are...

    2 September 2013

  • Potato crop owners advised of changes to CIPC product labels

    The Potato Industry CIPC Stewardship Group (PICSG) is advising crop owners of changes that will be appearing on all CIPC product labels imminently, following industry consultation. “These new label recommendations will appear in the manufacturer’s recommendation section of the label, and have been developed as part of the ‘Be CIPC Compliant’ drive to minimise residue levels and maintain the...

    3 September 2013