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  • DEFRA UPDATE: Preventing the introduction and spread of ulluco viruses

    DEFRA has released the following advice regarding Ulluco: This is a guide for those who are currently growing, or were proposing to grow, ulluco. The key points are: Non-native viruses have been identified in ulluco being grown in England These viruses have the potential to spread to potato and other crops, and cause damage in these crops We are strongly advising against the further import and...

    15 December 2017

    Source: DEFRA


    Agri-Tech East and AHDB announce new joint position at REAP to accelerate innovation in the field Agri-Tech East and AHDB (the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board) announce a joint initiative to accelerate the adoption of innovation in the field. A new position of ‘Knowledge and Innovation Facilitator’ is being created to help deliver a programme of new projects. The announcement was...

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  • Environment Secretary opens £40 million fund to boost farm productivity

    Environment Secretary opens a £40 million grants scheme today for investment in farm technology and equipment. Farmers will get a £40 million productivity boost today as the Environment Secretary Michael Gove announces the opening of a new grants scheme for investment in cutting edge technology and new equipment. Speaking at the 2017 World Dairy Summit in Belfast, the Secretary of State will...

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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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