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SPot West Results Day

AHDB Potatoes event

Event date :
Event date: 
Thursday, 18 January, 2018 - 11:15 to 16:00
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Location :
Harper Adams University, Shropshire

The SPot West results day will provide results from the demonstration plots and trials held at Heal Farms this season and a range of presentations from industry experts.

All trials at SPot West in 2017 focused on PCN Management –meaningful results will be revealed in January with a host of industry experts.

Dr Matt Back, Dr Simon Woods and Bill Watts from Harper Adams University will take the stage along with our host farmer Matthew Wallace to discuss: Tolerance and resistance, PCN and its control, SARIC PCN tolerance and Nematicides.


  • Matthew Wallace, Farms Director, Heal Farms
  • Dr Matt Back, Reader in Nematology, Harper Adams University (HAU)
  • Carol Davis, Farm Economics, AHDB
  • Bill Watts, HAU
  • Katarzyna Dybal (or Valeria Orlando), HAU
  • Dr Simon Woods, HAU
  • Anne Stone, Knowledge Exchange Manager, AHDB
  • Andrew Webster, AW and MA Webster, Ormskirk

Discussion topics:

  • Results - tolerance and resistance trial
  • Results -  trap crops and mycorrhizal inoculation demos
  • PCN. A research view on the pest and its control
  • Results - the new Bayer nematicide. (from SPot West and the wider Bayer trials programme)
  • Farmbench. Why benchmarking potatoes is valuable, and how to tackle it using this expanded AHDB tool.
  • Results - PCN tolerance trial to improve the PCN calculator
  • Distribution of PCN, (or lesion nematodes)
  • Research view - Nematicide incorporation
  • Farmer view - New equipment designed by a farmer to incorporate nematicides in precisely the right place

​Basis and Noroso Points

SPot West Results Day has been awarded 4 NRoSO points and 3 BASIS points

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