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Grower Gateway - Issue 1 2016

Publication Date: 
22 April 2016

Grower Gateway - Issue 1 2016

 

Real value from making change - Strategic Potato Farm (SPot) programme triples        

Further farms in Perthshire and West Sussex are announced  

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Blackleg vigilance 

In 2013, AHDB Potatoes and The Scottish Government began funding research to understand routes of Pectobacterium contamination in high-grade seed.

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Ensure you inform water reform 

Play your role to help inform forthcoming abstraction changes.

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Events

SPot farm (East) Farm walk – 7 June – Elveden Farms,West Suffolk

 

SPot Farm (West) Farm Walk – 30 June – WB Daw & Sons, Staffordshire

 

SPot Farm (East) Open Day – 05 July – Elveden Farms, West Suffolk 

 

SPot farm (Scotland) Open Day – 12 July – Bruce Farms, Perthshire 

 

SPot farm (West) Open Day – 19 July WB Daw & Sons – Staffordshire

 

SPot farm (East) Farm walk – 4 August – Elveden Farms, West Suffolk

 

Potatoes in Practice 2016 – 11 August – Dundee 

 

SPot farm (East) Farm walk – 1 September – Elveden Farms, West Suffolk

 

Potato Europe 2016 – 14-15 September – France

 

Seed Industry Event – 3 November – Fife

Fruit Logistica 2017 – 8-10 February – Berlin

 

Pinpointing storage costs

New tool to help you compare your forecast selling price against your storage costs

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Preparing your staff for the new season

This June, AHDB releases an updated suite of online, Safe Potato Operations, training modules which integrate the importance of health and safety with the correct use of farm equipment and preserving quality and marketable yield.

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