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Grower Gateway December 2010

Publication Date: 
1 August 2011

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

CIPC Second Application
Correct timing of the application of CIPC is crucial to ensuring no MRL excedance, warns Dr Mike Storey, head of AHDB Potatoes R&D. More...


Storage Bulletin: December 2010
Growers are urged to check their crops in store carefully to ensure they are not suffering from the current cold weather. More...


Don’t forget to ask for Safe Haven!
Pests and diseases in growing ware crops could result in severe financial losses, warns AHDB Potatoes head of seed and export Mark Prentice. More...


Glyphosate risk awareness
Seed potato growers should start building a glyphosate risk awareness programme now to help protect their crops from accidental but potentially costly contamination next summer. More...


Potato Variety Database
Growers planting next year’s crop are reminded they have a valuable - and free - tool to help select seed varieties, says AHDB Potatoes seed and export executive, Sophie Lock. More...


Have you used the variety seed rate guide?
Growers who used the new AHDB Potatoes variety seed rate guides this season are being asked to feed back their findings to help fine-tune further publications. 
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Cabinet Secretary discusses seed potato exports
British seed potato exports were top of the agenda when Scottish Cabinet Secretary, Richard Lochhead, met the chair of AHDB Potatoes seed export committee, Robert Doig. More ...


Mitigation Of Phosphate & Sediment
Cultivated stubble and cover cropping can reduce surface runoff and phosphorus loss from land the winter before potatoes by up to 60 per cent, according to Dr Martyn Silgram of ADAS.. More ...


Health and Safety in potato stores
Post-harvest health and safety information should be readily available to everyone who works in potato stores, says AHDB Potatoes technical adviser Phil Bradshaw.More...


Meetings, events and publications


PCL Events
February 2, 2011
: Retail conference 2011 at 1-7 Great George Street, London, SW1P 3AA. For further information or to register email

February 17/18, 2011: Store managers course at Sutton Bridge and Kings Lynn. Contact Miya Kotecha on for details or to reserve a place.

February 22, 2011 (Date change): Winter Forum at Sutton Bridge Crop Storage Research. Contact Miya Kotecha on for details or to reserve a place.

March 3 2011: Storage forum at Sutton Bridge Crop Storage Research. Contact Miya Kotecha on for details or to reserve a place.

September 13, 2011: North of England Potato Day at Colton, York.

November 23, 24, 2011: BP2011 at Harrogate.


Other Events

February 9 - 11, 2011: Fruit Logistica in Berlin.
September 7, 8, 2011: Potato Europe in Belgium.
August 11, 2011: Potatoes in Practice, Dundee.



Common Scab guide:
Business Improvement guide:
Seed rate guides:
Environmental guidance for potato production
(partnership publication):

Growers’ advice The Water Framework Directive and how it will impact on potato growers. To download a copy go to the Growers Advice area.

Contact publications on for your free copies.

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