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  • PCN tolerance presentation from Agronomists' Conference, 4 December 2018

    Prof. P.E. Unwin of the University of Leeds, presented on the work undertaken by the SARIC partnership to improve AHDB's PCN Calculator tool. Watch a recording below  

  • Is water a source of blackleg contamination?

    In Britain we produce some of the most sought-after seed potatoes in the world, due to the quality and ‘high-health’ status of our crop. Maintaining this position as a global leader requires a...

  • The Diquat Dilemma

    Since the EU Commission has decided not to renew the approval of diquat, AHDB is actively seeking new ‘burn-off’ strategies that growers can adopt after the ‘use-up’ period ends. Diquat* dibromide...

  • Top agronomists consider the future of aphid and virus protection

    AHDB has recently expanded it’s successful ‘gap analysis’ work for Horticultural growers, following the loss of a series of widely used crop protection products, to examine the situation for Potatoes...

  • Potato Weekly - 30 November 2018

    As the milder weather returned, markets were largely stable on the week. Trade was quiet, with most anticipating a lift in movement as we near Christmas. The English packing trade was...

  • PCN Grower Guide

    Of all pests and diseases of potatoes in Great Britain, infestation by potato cyst nematodes (PCN), or eelworms, is the most damaging. Yield losses depend on pest populations, soil type and potato...

  • Potato Weekly - 23 November 2018

    This week’s trade was largely uneventful as colder temperatures arrived. Maintaining the condition of samples with secondary growth is a key watch point for many in the coming months, especially in...

  • Potato Weekly - 16 November 2018

    Fieldwork continues to make progress with many growers now having finished lifting. Reports of storage breakdown as a result of rots have begun to come forward. Prices for best quality supplies have...

  • Potato Weekly - 09 November 2018

    This week, the free-buy potato market was largely flat across most sectors, with quality the main determining factor for price. Free-buy trade in the English and Scottish packing market was...

  • Potato Weekly - 02 November 2018

    This week was mixed for the potatoes sector. The English packing market received a lift from a pick up in trade, while Scottish trade was largely stable. The bag trade largely cooled, and a quality...

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