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  • Digestate and new technology focus for Agri-Tech East events

    The role of digestate and the latest farming technology will be explored at events taking place this autumn. Both events are being run by Agri-Tech East. Investment in digestors across the UK has brought many on-farm benefits, yet there is a lack of analysis on the benefits to soils from digestate application. Pollinator: Ruminating on the Role of Digestate in Managing Healthy Soils (12 September...

  • AHDB host desiccation events to aid growers

    AHDB Potatoes is to host a range of events designed to help growers fine-tune their desiccation programme following the loss of diquat. This ban has had significant ramifications for multiple grower’s desiccation strategies, due to its common usage, and the limited alternatives available that are as effective and economical. In response to this potential ban, AHDBs Strategic Farm programme has...

    9 August 2019

  • AHDB invests in practical support for growers facing chemistry loss

    AHDB’s Strategic Potato Farm network is carrying out a variety of trials to ensure growers have effective alternatives for banned chemicals such as diquat and CIPC. The trials currently being undertaken on the network of five farms – based in Perthshire, West Suffolk, Shropshire, Somerset and North Lincolnshire – are supported by research funded by AHDB, ensuring the results are both robust and...

    8 August 2019

  • Changes to Safe Haven Standards will support long term health of GB potato industry

    Red Tractor are looking for industry feedback on potential changes to the Safe Haven Standards, the seed potato assurance scheme. New standards likely to be added to the scheme cover areas such as water use, storage best practice and traceability. The strengthened standards will now mean that the scheme will also cover Brown Rot and Epitrix on top of the existing coverage of Ring Rot and Dickeya...

    8 August 2019

  • Fresh Produce Standards Changes- Red Tractor

    changes will be made to the Fresh Produce version 4 standards which will be implemented on 1st October 2019. There is a new standard being implemented on Nematicide stewardship. The best practice protocol issued from the Nematicide Stewardship Group will become an audited standard for Red Tractor’s Fresh Produce growers who apply granular nematicide. This protocol has been an appendix in some of ...

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