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Grower Gateway August 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)

New research facility to be opened at Sutton Bridge Storage Event
New research stores at Sutton Bridge Crop Storage Research (SBCSR) will be officially opened on September 2 by the government spokesperson for Energy and Climate Change, Lord Taylor of Holbeach and AHDB Potatoes chairman Allan Stevenson. More ...


Top ten tips for storage
Adrian Cunnington, Head of Sutton Bridge Crop Storage Research, suggests some key issues to be thinking about ahead of your potato storage this autumn. More ...


Storage preparation
Growers must check that CIPC fogging machines have been tested before they are put to use this autumn. More ...


Training course on CIPC
A new BASIS training course developed on behalf of the Potato Industry CIPC Stewardship Group will help ensure that everyone recommending the use of key sprout suppressant CIPC is properly qualified to do so.  More ...


Update on latest blight research
New strains of P. infestans may be more aggressive when it comes to causing late blight on leaves, but less is known about their ability to attack tubers.  More ...


Sustaining demand for GB potatoes
AHDB Potatoes is working hard to sustain demand for British potatoes both at home and abroad, revealed chairman Allan Stevenson to 650 growers and processors at Potatoes in Practice (PiP) held at SCRI’s Balruddery Farm near Dundee on 12 August, 2010.  More ...


Potato growers quiz experts on money saving strategies
Scottish potato growers questioned industry specialists on practical issues such as biosecurity at this year’s Scottish Government funded Potatoes in Partnership days on July 22, 27 and 28.  More ...


Diary dates, events and meetings
September 1, 2010: East of England Potato Day.
September 2, 2010: Sutton Bridge Storage Research Day. More ...

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