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  • Results from Potatoes in Practice 2011 now online

    The results from last year’s field trials and demonstrations from Potatoes in Practice are now online at www.potato.org.uk/events/potatoes-practice.    This important industry event offers growers the opportunity to see the impact of best practice advice and scientific developments in the industry by hosting a number of trials and demonstrations, including those aimed at mechanical and chemical...

    10 May 2012

  • Tackling the threat of non-endemic pests and diseases

    Overseas potato pest and disease threats can become reality,  so growers should take responsibility for helping to prevent them entering Britain, says AHDB Potatoes head of seed and export, Robert Burns.    A special workshop by the Australian AUSVEG consultant Kevin Clayton-Greene will take place at World Potato Congress in Edinburgh on May 27-30 (www.wpc2012.net).   “This workshop is a unique...

    10 May 2012

  • PepsiCo’s David Wilkinson calls for wider collaboration in supply chain

    There must be more collaboration and innovation throughout the supply chain and beyond to meet the financial and sustainability challenges the potato industry faces. That’s a key message David Wilkinson intends to deliver to his audience at this year’s World Potato Congress in Edinburgh at the end of May (www.wpc2012.net).    “The cost of every input – energy, fertiliser, water, good quality...

    10 May 2012

  • High profile for resource management at World Potato Congress

    Doris Blaesing of the RM Consulting Group in Australia and Anton Haverkort of Netherlands-based Wageningen University acknowledge that, at first sight, making decisions about how to use the resources of labour, land, machinery, stores, water, pesticides, fertilisers and energy more efficiently may seem complicated.    Pressure on growers to develop sustainable production systems on top of  ...

    10 May 2012

  • The aphid monitoring service has gone ‘live’ for the 2012 season

    With late planted seed crops emerging as aphid activity hots up, agronomists and growers need to remind themselves of a few do’s and don’ts as well as keeping abreast with the latest advances in R&D.    The AHDB Potatoes-funded network of 100 Yellow Water Traps (Aphmon) has been operational for several of weeks now. Though there are still significant numbers of traps in Scotland which have...

    10 May 2012

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