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  • New blackleg threat to British crops

    One of the seminars at British Potato 2009, at the Yorkshire Event Centre, Harrogate, on November 25 and 26, will bring growers valuable information of a new Dickeya pathogen. The symptoms of the seed-borne bacterial disease make it potentially a more aggressive form of blackleg, warn scientists. Growers attending the BP2009 seminars will be guided through a major new disease threat to crop...

    25 August 2011

  • CHANNEL 4 What Goes In Your Basket Coverage

    CHANNEL 4 What Goes In Your Basket Coverage

    4 August 2011

  • Desiccation programmes

    Variety and end use are the main determinants of which of the widely differing desiccation programmes will be most appropriate for each potato crop. Given the wide range of crop types being grown such as salad, pre-pack, processing and seed crops, it is not surprising that growers are using widely differing desiccation options. In particular, the loss of sulphuric acid has left growers looking...

    2 August 2011

  • Apply for water pollution subsidy before April 30

      New advice on environmentally friendly potato production could prove invaluable to growers looking to secure recently launched grants to help reduce water pollution.    Information about schemes to help growers reduce environmental risks and achieve sustainable production, is contained in a booklet, Environmental guidance for potato production, a joint initiative between AHDB Potatoes, FWAG and...

    1 August 2011

  • Fife Potato Day may help you save ££££s

      Money-saving strategies will be the focus of this year’s Fife Potato Day on July 19 at Over Rankeilour Farms, Westhall, Cupar, Fife.  With ever-increasing fertiliser and energy prices, many growers are feeling the pinch and will welcome the opportunity to quiz specialists on how to control costs.    Eric Anderson, senior agronomist for Scottish Agronomy, will be running a workshop about energy...

    27 July 2011