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  • SPot Scotland Results Day - (2018 season results) February 28 2019

    Results Day 2019 - Overview Nitrogen applications can be cut without decreasing yield Variable rate seed planting benefits seed and salad crops Reducing cultivation depths and removing...

  • Strategic Potato (SPot) farm North Results Day 2019

    Following the course of the 2018 season, SPot North Results day (23 January 2019) Dr Mark Stalham of NIAB CUF provided intensive analysis of his nitrogen trial work across the SPot farm programme...

  • Potato Weekly - 19 April 2019

    With ideal conditions for planting continuing, and packers reportedly ‘stocked up’, trade in free-buy markets has stayed generally quiet. Marketing has taken a backseat for many this week as...

  • GB end-March potato stocks estimated at 0.98Mt

    Aidan Wright, Analyst, aidan.wright@ahdb.org.uk, 02476 478 894  GB grower held potato stocks at the end of March 2019 are estimated at 0.98Mt, a fall of 26% (353Kt) on last year and...

  • 11140047 Review of Liming, pH and Common Scab Risk in Potatoes

    Background Common scab of potatoes is a blemish disease caused mainly by Streptomyces scabiei. Current nutrient management guidance for managing the risk of common scab identifies soil acidity as...

  • Potato Weekly - 12 April 2019

    With favourable planting conditions allowing growers to progress, and packers having sufficient cover, free buy-trade has remained largely quiet. On the whole, potato planting is ticking...

  • Potato Weekly - 05 April 2019

    Demand for free-buy remains largely quiet, while planting paused amid wet weather across much of the country. Prices remained supported for top quality supplies, while lower grade supplies saw...

  • NEPG Press Release: Growth potato area in line with demand

    Aidan Wright, Analyst, aidan.wright@ahdb.org.uk, 02476 478 894  In the latest April press release by the North-Western European Potato Growers (NEPG)  the upcoming area...

  • Potato Weekly - 29 March 2019

    Demand for free-buy continued to decrease as planting resumed across the country. Prices remained supported for top quality supplies, while secondary quality fell lower. Sustained movement of Maris...

  • Looking back on SPot East at Elveden

    This month sees the end of the innovative three-year Strategic Potato Farm East project at Elveden Estate. Farms Director Andrew Francis reflects on his time as host. Starting out When we began...

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