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  • Seed Industry Event

    If we don’t protect our plant health status every potato business in Britain will lose out, said AHDB Potatoes chairman Allan Stevenson at this year’s Seed Industry Event at Crieff Hydro on October 26. Allan called on all potato growers to be acutely aware of the provenance of their seed and to take personal responsibility for ensuring neither they nor their customers end up with a plant health...

    2 August 2011

  • Is your seed treatment technique good enough?

    Seed potato growers could avoid losing themselves a small fortune in chemicals and greatly improve disease control by paying more attention to their seed treatment technique. “A lot of seed treatment applications are not very effective, all because operators are not paying enough attention to detail,” says Dr Stuart Wale, head of crop services at SAC. “Fortunately, by following some simple,...

    2 August 2011

  • Managing the threat of Dickeya Blackleg

    New AHDB Potatoes-funded research assessing the threat to UK seed crops from a new and aggressive blackleg pathogen suggests current prevention policies are working – at least for now. Further work under a three-year project, Managing the emerging threat of Dickeya to UK seed production, will help identify how the pathogen ‘Dickeya solani’ might spread and what control measures might be needed...

    2 August 2011

  • Are you buying Safe Haven Seed?

    Safe Haven seed offers ware growers a wide range of potato varieties in addition to protection from diseases such as ring rot and Dickeya, says AHDB Potatoes head of seed and export, Mark Prentice. The complete UK potato seed, ware and purchasing / processing industry has been alerted to the importance of protection with recent findings of Dickeya blackleg being detected in ware potatoes which...

    2 August 2011

  • Potato Industry Award

    Dr John Bradshaw wins potato industry award for research and knowledge transfer. Dr John Bradshaw, honorary fellow of the Scottish Crop Research Institute (SCRI) has been awarded the prestigious 2010 British Potato Industry Award in recognition of his outstanding contribution to potato research and knowledge transfer. Presenting the award at the AHDB Potatoes Seed Industry Event in Crieff,...

    2 August 2011

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