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  • CIPC Update: Vote not held at SCoPAFF July meeting

    Member States did not vote on the European Commission’s proposal for non-renewal of chlorpropham (CIPC) at the meeting of the Standing Committee (SCoPAFF) last week (19 and 20 July). The Commission will be reflecting on the July meeting and it is probable that further discussion on CIPC, and possibly a vote, will take place at the next SCoPAFF meeting in October.  The CIPC Task Force comprising...

    30 July 2018

  • Agricultural Drought Summer 2018

    Link through to a wealth of market impact analysis, technical resources and helpful links to farming charities at the AHDB Drought hub What Is The Impact In The Market? What's Happening On Farm Other Resources Relevant AHDB Research Projects Support And Advice From Farming Charities

    27 July 2018

  • Application methods the hot topics at SPot West

    The first field walk of SPot West’s 2018 programme focussed on chemical control of PCN and Rhizoctonia as growers and agronomists met at Heal Farms, Shropshire to hear the latest developments on local research. Dr Matthew Back of Harper Adams University presented his research, which has shown that PCN attack helps attract the Rhizoctonia fungus towards the tuber stolons. However, due to the high...

    12 July 2018

  • Water: Support and monitoring resources available as heatwave enters another week

    As the hot dry spell continues, it is a good time to revisit the resources we highlighted in June that are available to help you monitor and target your water use. We updated our Seasonal Water Management for Potatoes guide for 2018, you can download it here. #Click here to jump to available support and resources How is the crop coping in your area? In the past few weeks, we have been on farm...

    6 July 2018

  • Irrigation to control common scab

    By Nicola Dunn Recent dry weather will mean that more and more growers will be thinking about irrigation, which is a vital time for common scab control. Dr Mark Stalham, Senior Scientist at NIAB CUF whose research, combined with demonstrations held at our Strategic Potato Farm network provided the most up-to-date guidance on common scab control, advises: “Despite late planting, emergence from...

    13 June 2018