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South East Potato Day 2013

AHDB Potatoes event

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Event date: 
Thursday, 27 June, 2013 - 11:30 to 16:30
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Location :
Quex Barn, Quex Park Estate, Birchington, Kent CT7 0BB

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AHDB Potatoes Technical Executive, Chris Steele invites you to the 2013 South East Potato Day, where industry experts will address a range of topical issues to help you tackle new legislation and meet the ever-increasing demands for quality.


Time Focus Presenter / Speaker
10.30 – 10.45 Registration and Coffee/Tea  
 10.45 – 10.55 Welcome and Introduction

Sharon Hall, Head of Communications,

10.55 – 11.35 Weed Control in Potatoes John Keer, Richard Austin Agriculture Ltd
11.35 – 12.05  Marketing for growers Kate Cox, Marketing Manager, PCL
12.05 – 12.35 Cultivations and cover crops Ken Smith, ADAS
12.35 – 1.35 Lunch  
1.35 – 1.45 Travel to potato field  
1.55 – 2.15 Soil Management decisions David Hudson, David Hudson Potato Services
2.15 – 2.45 Seed and seed rate requirements Graeme Skinner, Potato Agronomy
2.45 – 3.30 Open Forum  

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In the morning John Keer of Richard Austin Agriculture Ltd will lead discussions on weed control, choice of herbicides and the latest conclusions from recent trials. Kate Cox, AHDB Potatoes Marketing Manager will present new ways growers and packers can market their produce. In the final morning session Ken Smith of ADAS will present on how certain cover crops can save you money by the addition of essential soil nitrogen and improved soil structure.

Attendees will have plenty of opportunity for discussion and networking over an informal lunch before the practical and interactive afternoon field sessions commence.  David Hudson will discuss various soil management decisions and the consequences on quality and yield.Seed and seed rate requirements will also be discussed by Kent based independent agronomist, Graeme Skinner. The informal nature of the field sessions means, there will be opportunities to raise other topics that are of interest to you.

Our thanks go to the Environment Agency and the NFU who have been involved in promoting the event.