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  • HSE encourages potato farmers across the UK to consider safety as it launches latest inspection initiative

    5 September 2017 The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is reminding farmers who grow potatoes of the importance of managing risks to workers during the potato harvest as it launches its latest inspection initiative. HSE inspectors will be visiting farms across the country that grow, pick and process potatoes over the next few months to ensure risks during the harvesting season are being...

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  • Fluazinam insensitivity EU-37

    This is a reprint of a press released by Wageningen University​, and translated into English: June 28, 2017 Results from Wageningen University & Research shows that all P. infestans EU-37 isolates tested, displayed a reduced sensitivity to fluazinam. There is a strong indication that the rise of EU-37 in Europe is not only caused by its better fitness but also by a selection advantage in...

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  • National Hydrological Monitoring Programme Lauches Drought Portal

    Release of near-real-time data updates on UK Drought Portal The UK Drought Portal is a tool to help visualise the current meteorological conditions across the UK, and understand the severity and magnitude of drought at different spatial scales across the UK over the past half century. The Drought Portal was first launched in July 2015 as a historical data viewer, providing data up to 2012. The...

    Source: Centre for Ecology and Hydrology

  • AHDB backs 2017 Nuffield Triennial Conference

    A major international conference celebrating the best of agriculture in Britain is being backed by the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB). This year’s prestigious Nuffield International Triennial Conference and Field Tours will shine a two-week spotlight on farming, food and rural enterprise in Britain. Starting on June 3, this year’s event will feature seven themed days of...

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  • Blackleg in potatoes – Rapid haulm destruction key to blackleg control

    Scientists are getting closer to discovering the origins of blackleg infection in potato seed crops. CPM finds out the latest research findings and how Scottish seed growers are acting on them. "If blackleg gets in at the start of a five to six-year multiplication process then the levels of infection will increase year on year." By Lucy de la Pasture Over the past few seasons, blackleg has been...

    12 June 2016

    Source: CPM Magazine