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Camrbridge University Potato Growers Research Association

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Tuesday, 11 December, 2018 - 09:09 to Wednesday, 12 December, 2018 - 17:00
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Grange Rd, Cambridge CB3 9AN

Annual Cambridge Potato Conference

“Data Finibus Salutaria”

Speaker Topics:

  • Consumer insight: defining the market. Susie Stannard, AHDB
  • Linking customer and grower requirements in new product development. Daniel Sargent, Driscoll’s Genetics Ltd
  • Using soil indicators as Big Data: challenges and opportunities. Elizabeth Stockdale, NIAB
  • Making data useful. Robert Allen, Greenvale AP
  • Smart breeding. Glenn Bryan, James Hutton Institute
  • Disease forecasting systems. Pete Skelsey, James Hutton Institute
  • Improving performance by understanding heterogeneity. Simon Smart, NIAB
  • G’s IceCAM: matching supply and demand. Charlie Kisby, EW Kisby & Sons Ltd
  • Optimizing store management. Errol van Groenewoud, Omnivent
  • Blackleg forum. Ian Toth, JHI, John Elphinstone, FERA, Tony Bambridge, B & C Farming, Andy Steven, Agrovista
  • The contraints of organic farming. Nick Taylor, TC & N Taylor
  • The Next Generation view. James Durdy, FJ Durdy & Co
  • The 100 t/ha ‘blueprint’. David Firman and Marc Allison, NIAB CUF


  • Disease surveillance and decision support. Judith Turner, FERA and Debbie Winstanley, Agronomist
  • Why is 100 t/ha not consistently achievable? David Firman, Sarah Wiseman, NIAB CUF and Simon Smart, NIAB
  • Is nutrition holding yields back? Marc Allison, NIAB CUF
  • Biopesticides. Tim Lacey, Bayer CropScience and Bill Watts, AHDB Potatoes
  • Lessons for irrigation from 2018. Mark Stalham, NIAB CUF and Tim Hess, Cranfield University

​Networking and fine dining at the potato barons' christmas feast - St Johns college after dinner speakers: Ali Capper, NFU Horticulture and potatoes

Acoomodation and parking available

BASIS CPD points available

For futher details on the conference and CUPGRA contact: Mark Stalham, NIAB CUF, T:01223651599, E:

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