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  • How the potato industry should respond to reduced fluazinam sensitivity in late blight

    Knowledge Exchange Manager, Claire Hodge discusses new guidance on how the potato industry should respond to reduced fluazinam sensitivity in late Blight populations By Claire Hodge Funded...

  • Soil type an important factor in tuber greening

    Planting depth and soil type are two of the most significant factors when it comes to in-field tuber greening. These were two of the main findings from a research project completed by Dr Simon Smart...

  • Measuring and managing soil health

    Do you know how to tell if your soil is healthy or if it needs a boost? Audrey Litterick, Earthcare Technical, gets to grips with methods for measuring soil health Many farmers and growers are...

  • Keeping one step ahead of tuber blight

    The  aggressive and fit new blight strains 37_A2 and 36_A2 have been detected as tuber blight in GB-stored potatoes. The latest results and analysis will help the sector keep one step ahead on...

  • GREATsoils: Twin partnerships to address soil health

    Soils are fundamental to almost all forms of crop production, so adopting a rotational approach to soil health makes sense. That’s why AHDB has funded a five-year programme of research and knowledge...

  • Strategic Potato Farm East – Two years on

    Following a successful second year at the Elveden Estate, the home of Strategic Potato (SPot) Farm East, Andrew Francis, Farm Manager, said: “We became host of SPot farm East in a quest for knowledge...

  • SPot Farm West Results Day signposts better PCN management

    Practical and applied management strategies for the PCN species, Globodera pallida, were discussed at the AHDB SPot Farm West (Heal Farms) Results Day. Over the season, growers had been able to...

  • The benefit of tracking blight genotypes

    Earlier this season AHDB notified growers and agronomists in our blight network about reports of the spread of the blight strain EU_37_A2 in the Netherlands (where it was first found in 2013),...

  • Know the landscape: Unearth your strengths

    Farmbench for Agronomists A good agronomist knows the lay of the land. They know the field they are in, the soil and its likely impact on the crop. They know how this field is differs from the one...

  • First potato storage season for new lower CIPC rates

    In agreement with ‘Step Down’ processes, new lower application rates for CIPC use for the coming season (2017-18) have now been approved. Mike Storey, AHDB’s Head of Resource Management and Chair...

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