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Grower Gateway August 2009

Publication Date: 
30 August 2011

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

PiP warning on hidden potato threats
Protecting the long-term interests of the potato industry from plant health threats was high on the agenda at Potatoes in Practice on Thursday (August 13). Leading research agencies and key experts showcased the latest developments that will ensure prospects for the British crop thrive.   More ...


Staff settle in at new Stoneleigh base
With the move to Stoneleigh now complete, there are new direct-dial phone numbers and other contact details for key AHDB Potatoes staff. New team members are working alongside familiar faces to ensure levy-payers get the standard of service they expect. A full directory is available on the AHDB Potatoes website.   More ...


Putting the finger on thumbnail damage
A revolutionary new store-warming system is helping Lincs-based suppliers Manor Fresh put an end to both bruising and thumbnail damage. Adrian Cunnington, head of Sutton Bridge Experimental Unit, has been to the store to see it in action.  More ...


Trouble in store from wet weather
Another wet summer poses potential problems for growers who store. This month’s Storage Bulletin from Sutton Bridge has essential advice on ventilation to help ensure crop quality is maintained.  More ...


PiP presents pathway to profit
The AHDB Potatoes seminars at Potatoes in Practice focused on key issues affecting profitability of the crop. Significant progress had been made on the impact of the Pesticides Directive, while there are renewable energy opportunities for growers who store.  More ...


Industry prepares for the PCN directive
The new PCN Directive (2007/33/EC) comes into force on July 1, 2010 and its aim is to minimise the spread of Potato Cyst Nematode (PCN). Some progress on implementation has been made, but there are still some key decisions ahead.  More ...


British Potato 2009 – ticket sales go live 
You can now register for tickets for British Potato 2009, that takes place on November 25 and 26 at the Yorkshire Event Centre, Harrogate. Call 0844 5572808 or go to for advance ticket deals.  More ...


AAB conference – potato viruses and their vectors 
The Association of Applied Biologists is hosting this conference that will bring delegates up to date on recent developments in the understanding of the major viruses affecting potato production, as well as their respective vectors, focusing on diagnostics and crop protection. It takes place at SASA, Edinburgh, on 16 September 2009.  More ...


E-volution for AHDB Potatoes library
A wealth of research-based information, from soil to storage, has now gone online in a new state-of-the-art format. AHDB Potatoes new online library makes it easier for you to find the information you want, browse using revolutionary page-turning technology, and select publications to order or download.  More ...


Do you supply fish and chip shops?
Planning is underway for next year’s National Chip Week and AHDB Potatoes wants your feedback. A meeting is planned for September 10, for potato merchants and chip shops to discuss the promotion element. If you are interested in attending please email or call 0247 647 8775.

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