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  • AHDB Agronomists’ Conference 2016: What do agronomists want from AHDB?

      AHDB Agronomists’ Conference 2016 – AHDB Potatoes  What do agronomists want from AHDB? Potato agronomists, product supply specialists and their counterparts in the supply chain, attending the recent AHDB Potatoes conference in Peterborough highlighted some key AHDB activity they would like to see developed to help improve knowledge transfer to levy payers. Introducing an interactive session at...

    20 December 2016

  • AHDB Agronomists’ Conference 2016: Potato cyst nematode

      AHDB Agronomists’ Conference 2016 – AHDB Potatoes Potato cyst nematode; Changing dynamics in UK populations A recent survey of potato cyst nematode in Great Britain has identified a fall in the area of land affected by the pest, but a significant shift in populations on areas that remain infested, since the last assessment was carried out in 1999. The survey, conducted by Kasia Dybal of Harper...

    16 December 2016

  • AHDB Agronomists’ Conference 2016: Blight

      AHDB Agronomists’ Conference 2016 – AHDB Potatoes Blight: The view from the field 2016 Severe blight pressure in the north west from June onwards put control programmes to the test, but a good balance of product choice and spray intervals kept disease under control throughout the rest of the 2016 season. In the north and borders the disease hardly got going at all, and the north east remained...

    16 December 2016

  • AHDB Agronomists’ Conference 2016: Future access to water

      AHDB Agronomists’ Conference 2016 – AHDB Potatoes  Future access to water A recent levy payer survey carried out by AHDB Potatoes and AHDB Horticulture to help gauge the likely impact of proposed water abstraction licence changes is throwing up some interesting findings and highlighting some preparations growers might take. AHDB Potatoes’ knowledge exchange manager Jenny Bashford said crop...

    16 December 2016

  • A round-up of the EAPR Pathology and Pests Section Meeting, Dundee 7-11 August 2016

    Unless you are involved, few would realise the extent of research on potatoes going on round the world.  But the range and diversity of research is substantial, as you might expect for the fourth most important global crop. The European Association for Potato Research (EAPR) is one of the major bodies that bring researchers together on a regular basis to discuss their findings.  One major...

    29 September 2016

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