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  • Rise in samples of new blight genotype despite low blight pressure in 2018

    Data from AHDB’s Fight Against Blight service shows an increase in a new blight genotype found in outbreaks from last year, despite the hot and dry conditions experienced. The warmer weather saw...

  • Netherlands study tour provides alternative view of PCN control

    A group of 15 UK based growers and agronomists headed to Wageningen University in the Netherlands on a two-day study tour to research methods of combating Potato Cyst Nematode (PCN) Many industry...

  • <span><a href="/publications/water-availability-%E2%80%93-last-year%E2%80%99s-drought-taking-its-toll">Water availability – last year’s drought taking its toll</a></span>

    Water availability – last year’s drought taking its toll

    “Dry, dry, dry!” said Norfolk potato grower Tim Papworth at the end of February. Despite a wet and windy patch for some in March, the hot dry summer and a lack of rain over the winter has left many...

  • Potato Weekly - 15 March 2019

    Storms battered much of Great Britain this week bringing fieldwork to a halt and dampening demand in the bag markets. In the packing markets, Maris Piper prices continue to slip as increased...

  • End-January grower held stocks estimated at 1.84Mt

    Sara Maslowski, Senior Analyst, sara.maslowski@ahdb.org.uk, 02476 478953 AHDB estimates GB potato stock levels, held by growers at the end of January, at 1.84Mt. This is higher than at the same...

  • Potato Weekly - 8 March 2019

    Early planting continued at a much slower rate amidst high levels of rain in some areas. Export demand continued to rise for top quality supplies this week, with Belgium continuing to purchase frying...

  • Potato Weekly - 1 March 2019

    Planting continued to make good progress across Pembrokeshire and southern England. Firm export demand continued this week, with Belgium in particular looking for quality frying material in the face...

  • <span><a href="/publications/ahdb-research-focuses-reducing-potato-sprouting-stores-without-cipc">AHDB research focuses on reducing potato sprouting in stores without CIPC</a></span>

    AHDB research focuses on reducing potato sprouting in stores without CIPC

    In future potato growers will have to rely on a mix of products to limit potato sprouting in stores. Currently CIPC is used as a sprout suppressant on more than 80 per cent of potatoes stored in...

  • Potato Weekly - 22 February 2019

    As February continues, demand for the free-buy market continued at muted levels in most sectors. The majority of movement continued to take place under contract. Demand for exports from the continent...

  • 11140059 CIPC Contamination of Stores

    Background Chlorpropham (CIPC) has been the sprout suppressant of choice for many years and remains the pesticide most frequently applied to stored potatoes. The 2017 review of CIPC was not...

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