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  • AHDB Potatoes website – help make it how you want it

    Levy-payers are invited to contribute to the development of the AHDB Potatoes website. The rich source of web information is to be re-designed over the coming months to make the website more user-friendly. The developers would like those involved directly in the industry to give feedback on what they would like from the website and how they would like to see it. If you would like to play a role...

    1 August 2011

  • Steps towards optimum yields

    To help improve crop uniformity and competitiveness, growers should be looking to achieve optimum planting conditions so they obtain the best possible saleable yields, says AHDB Potatoes head of seed and export Mark Prentice. Mark suggests some key basic issues that can have an impact on saleable yield, and provide protection to a grower’s business, which growers need to be thinking about ahead...

    1 August 2011

  • AHDB Potatoes to promote Safe Haven at Fruit Logistica

    AHDB Potatoes staff will again be promoting the considerable benefits of cultivating seed potatoes from the Safe Haven Certification Scheme at Fruit Logistica. Building on last year’s success, AHDB Potatoes will be helping to drive overseas demand for our high quality seed potatoes at the Berlin exhibition to be held February 9-11, 2011. Seed potato exports have grown more than 30 per cent over...

    1 August 2011

  • Improving your seed treatment technique

    Seed potato growers who pay attention to their seed treatment technique could improve disease control and save themselves a small fortune in chemicals. “A lot of seed treatment applications are not very effective, all because operators are not paying enough attention to detail,” says Dr Stuart Wale of SAC, who led a recently completed PCL-funded research project. “Fortunately, by following some...

    1 August 2011

  • Protecting crop from wireworm

    Timely and potentially very valuable advice to help growers protect their crops against the ravages of wireworm has been issued by the AHDB Potatoes. The Wireworm Factsheet contains all the information growers need totackle this pest, including the effect of site and crop rotation on population size, how to assess risk to potato crops and preventing damage. Crops hit by wireworms can quickly...

    1 August 2011

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