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  • Space age agronomy on show at the World Potato Congress

    This year’s World Potato Congress, to be held in Edinburgh in May and organised by AHDB Potatoes, has attracted a remarkable line-up of international speakers. Grower Gateway examines the notable developments they will be highlighting.    Space age agronomy Satellite technology developed during the cold war is set to deliver state-of-the-art crop monitoring systems to help growers improve...

    28 February 2012

  • AHDB welcomes £7m funding in horticulture and potatoes

    The AHDB welcomes a new Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) research initiative launched 9 February, which aims to bring academic researchers together with industry to deliver bigger yields of better quality fruits and vegetables. A critical element of this call is the need for collaboration.  Researchers and industry must bridge the gap between basic science and crop...

    10 February 2012

  • Chris Steele’s Top Planting Tips

    If seedbed preparation is inadequate, even the best soils will produce inferior crops as uniform sprout emergence and young plant vigour depend on a consistent, firm, porous, moist bed, says AHDB Potatoes technical executive Chris Steele.    Creating optimum planting conditions with a constant planting depth helps growers achieve maximum yields, improve crop uniformity and maintain the...

    19 January 2012

  • World Potato Congress speakers outline key developments in 2012

    This year’s World Potato Congress, to be held in Edinburgh in May and organised by AHDB Potatoes, has attracted a remarkable line-up of international speakers. Grower Gateway asks them what notable developments for growers they think 2012 will bring.    A shift towards sustainability Around the world companies are putting more emphasis on sustainability and the drive will continue during 2012,...

    18 January 2012

  • Act now and reduce the potential glyphosate contamination risk

    If you are renting land for seed potatoes, identify surrounding crops that pose a risk of providing glyphosate contamination and make sure your landlord understands the issue, recommends AHDB Potatoes head of seed and export Mark Prentice.    “It’s essential that non-potato growing landlords understand the vulnerability of seed potatoes to glyphosate drift and the potentially devastating...

    18 January 2012

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