Potential impacts of loss of pesticides on the GB potato industry (2009)


The review built on the 2008 case studies on PCN and weeds (provided below) and used the information available at the time to provide an assessment of the potential impact of the revision of the pesticide legislation and the implementation of the Water Framework Directive on pesticide availability. 

The key weeds, pests and diseases that affect each of the potato market sectors (processing, fresh market and seed) were identified along with the area affected. Estimates of harvest yield and market yield impacts on an area weighted basis were made for the business as usual scenario, untreated scenario and different pesticide availability scenarios.  These were based on research, surveys and expert opinion. 



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01 September 2008 - 28 February 2009
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R415 Final Report_2009 R415 Case studies_2008