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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...

    Source: Unknown

  • 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

  • Theory to Field – New insight into PCN populations

    It won’t come as a surprise that the PCN population has been changing. Results of a new survey reveal the new dynamics and much more besides. CPM asks key scientists about their findings and how their research will help the industry. "The dominance of G. pallida is worrying and highlights the need for breeding for resistance to it." By Lucy de la Pasture AHDB has estimated that the potato cyst...

    12 June 2016

    Source: CPM Magazine

  • Trade deal for seed potato exports to Kenya

    Scotland can now export seed potatoes to Kenya after a new trade agreement opened the market.  The deal was announced by Scotland’s rural economy secretary Fergus Ewing, who said Kenya represents a “significant” new market, as the country currently only grows two per cent of its potatoes from certified seed. It follows a visit to Kenya by the Scottish government and AHDB Potatoes in early...

    17 November 2016

    Source: Fresh Produce Journal