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Grower Gateway April 2010

Publication Date: 
2 August 2011

AHDB Potatoes sends Grower Gateway via email to those who we feel will benefit (growers, agronomists and technical managers)

Rob Clayton appointed director
Dr Rob Clayton has been appointed director of AHDB Potatoes, following a two-month spell during which he acted as the interim director of the division. More ...

 

Fresh faces needed for AHDB Potatoes Committees
AHDB Potatoes is to refresh its committees and appoint new members to strengthen engagement with levy payers in all aspects of the business including marketing, research & knowledge transfer and seed and export issues. More ...

 

Planning vital for potato industry planting
AHDB Potatoes chairman Allan Stevenson has urged growers to study accurate and readily-available information about the market before making planting decisions. More ...

 

AHDB Potatoes aphid monitoring begins in May
Levy payers have free access to data from the AHDB Potatoes-funded network of 100 Yellow Water Traps (Aphmon). Growers can sign up for free text or email alerts for when aphids are on the move in their chosen areas.  More ...

 

Blight Scouting Needs You!
AHDB Potatoes needs new blight scouts to help develop an up-to-date picture of the spread and severity of blight. Scouts receive a number of benefits for their work, including free analysis of samples.  More ...

 

New Research Tender issued by AHDB Potatoes
AHDB Potatoes has identified priorities for research into storage and is inviting researchers to tender for projects in a number of related topics.  More ...

 

Storage Bulletin - Processing Quality
Thoughts may now have been focused on getting the 2010 crop in the ground but don’t forget about that 2009 crop still in store!  More ...

 

Epitrix outbreak in the Iberian Peninsula
“Importers should be aware that there have been outbreaks of Epitrix flea beetle in Portugal, with possible further occurences in Spain,” says AHDB Potatoes head of seed and export, Mark Prentice.  More ...

 

Dickeya
Strict new measures in Scotland to keep seed potatoes free of the aggressive blackleg pathogen Dickeya solani are now up and running.  More ...

 

Food, energy and the future of farming – new website
According to the new Farming Futures website, 51% of vegetable and potato growers say they are experiencing the effects of climate change now and nearly 62% say they expect to feel it in the next ten years.  More ...

 

Diary dates, events and meetings
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