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  • 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...

  • Minimising damage at harvest

    Damaged crop costs potato growers £26m a year, and the industry itself over £100m a year. See these helpful videos from AHDB to help ease the risk of damage as we head into the busy time of year...

  • AHDB revitalises blight tool kit

    Late blight, caused by the pathogen Phytophthora infestans, remains the single most important disease for the British potato trade. Spreading quickly in the foliage, a typical blight pressure season...

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