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  • Tuber Talk: Strategic Potato Farm end of season results

    We had over 600 people attend our Open Days and Field Walks up and down the UK over the season. With advice from industry experts in what turned out to be a difficult year - here’s the lowdown from each of our five Strategic Potato Farms. SPot West  SPot West’s 2018 programme has focussed on chemical control of PCN and Rhizoctonia as growers and agronomists met at Heal Farms, Shropshire.  Dr...

    22 October 2018

  • Tuber Talk: The AHDB Agronomists’ Conference 2018

    The AHDB Agronomists’ Conference has broadened its scope to turn research into practical agronomy for the whole rotation. This year’s new look Agronomists’ Conference takes place on 4–5 December at the Kettering Conference Centre. Featuring speakers on potato production, storage and crop protection, a new format for this popular agronomy event aims to maximise interactions between speakers and...

    22 October 2018

  • Tuber Talk: Have you monitored our pest investment?

    More chemistry has fallen foul of the approvals process this year. With some pest targets becoming resistant to what’s left and the crop protection pipeline drier than a 2018 summer, it’s no wonder interest in integrated pest management (IPM) has piqued. But IPM is a broad church and research funds are limited, so AHDB is asking people to complete a short survey to focus its investment in this...

    22 October 2018

  • Help us deliver what you need!

    Please can we have 10 minutes of your time to share your views on AHDB’s market information. We want to ensure what we deliver is as useful to you as possible. While we must adhere to certain processes to ensure our data is robust and balanced, if you think there are improvements we can make to how we present information, we’d love to hear about it. Please complete this short online survey about...

    1 October 2018

  • Fight Against Blight update - September 2018

    By Dr David Cooke, James Hutton Institute Having experienced one of the driest seasons since the Fight Against Blight began - clearly the weather has had a major impact.  After some early appearances on discard piles in Kent in mid-April, we have received very few recorded outbreaks compared to previous years. This has allowed us the time to genotype the samples as they arrived in the lab, and we...

    19 September 2018

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