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  • CIPC in cold stores: time to re-assess

    The advantage of an effective sprout suppressant like CIPC is that it works under most conditions at an affordable price and with minimal impact on the crop’s marketability. This means it has been a universal solution for control of sprouting in potato storage – even when the crop has been held at very cold temperatures – and could be easily applied and re-applied should the need arise.  Until...

    24 September 2012

  • Successful Storage is within reach of the whole industry

    Successful storage is within reach of the whole industry - but neglect the store at your peril!! The team at Sutton Bridge Crop Storage Research is gearing up for the AHDB Potatoes Storage Day to be held at SBCSR on 29th November.   The day will feature a range of activities, all with a storage theme and will be a must attend event for all those facing the challenges of the 2012/13 season.  ...

    24 September 2012

  • Aphid Resistance

    A new AHDB Potatoes research project to monitor the resistance status of Myzus persicae and other aphid pests to a range of insecticides should help growers protect their crops against these highly damaging pests.  The need for this work was heightened by the recent discovery in southern Europe of populations of Myzus persicae (peach potato aphid) that are highly resistant to neonicotinoids,...

    24 September 2012

  • Encouraging healthy, sustainable diets: the role potatoes play

    This briefing summarises the analysis which showed that a diet rich in potatoes provides higher intakes of a number of key nutrients including Vitamin C, Vitamin B6, Potassium, iodine and folate compared to alternative carbohydrates such as rice and pasta. The National Diet and Nutritional Survey (NDNS) is a continual cross-sectional survey, jointly funded by the Department of Health and Food...

    18 September 2012

  • Nitrate Vulnerable Zones (NVZs) consultation

    The 1991 EU Nitrates Directive (Council Directive 91/676/EEC) was adopted with the purpose of reducing the amount of nitrate pollution caused by agriculture. It requires DEFRA to designate land draining to polluted water as Nitrate Vulnerable Zones (NVZs) (or to designate all of England), and then to set out certain farming practices that farmers within those NVZs must comply with (known as the “...

    7 September 2012