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  • Important reminders from the Slingsby cultivation and nematicide demonstration trials

    Summer 2013 saw AHDB Potatoes sponsor field trials in Slingsby, when Matt Smallwood of SAC Consulting and John Sarup of Spud Agronomy worked together with Yorkshire grower, Andrew Wilson to produce replicated field trials on Andrew’s farm on the Castle Howard estate.    These trials examined a range of primary and secondary cultivation methods, nematicide application methods and use of in-furrow...

    24 November 2013

  • Come to BP2013 and test drive the Arable Benchmark tool

    A visit to the AHDB Potatoes stand next week at BP2013 is the perfect place to come and review your costs by test driving the latest tool to help you manage your arable business.   “Understanding your costs allows you to analyse risk and opportunity and make well calculated decisions for return on investment, capital input and land commitment,” explains Phil Bradshaw, who runs the AHDB Potatoes...

    24 November 2013

  • Get your ‘tech-know’ at BP2013

    If it’s technical knowledge you’re looking for then November’s BP2013 event will have it in spades. As well as 200 science, industry and machinery stands to visit, this year’s technical seminar programme, panel sessions and the new Seed Expo will ensure BP visitors leave well informed about our industry’s technical developments. The ‘tech-know’ starts on arrival with the new Seed Expo showcasing...

    9 October 2013

  • Soil a grower’s key asset – preparing for the next season

    Field selection is one of the most important contributors to yield and quality. Whether you have grown potatoes on the land before, or whether the ground is newly acquired or rented, autumn marks the time that key field decisions for next year’s crop are made.     “Potatoes are a high-value crop and are grown on the best land available,” explains AHDB Potatoes’s technical executive, Chris Steele...

    9 October 2013

  • Projecting potato profitability

    Understanding your level of risk is crucial to planning future potato rotations. This November, leading authorities in the European supply chain will take part in new interactive panel sessions at BP2013 that will analyse the ‘risk versus reward’ of GB potato farming.   Growers who understand their costs are in a better position to manage the risks and the opportunities that face their business....

    9 October 2013

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