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Grower Gateway - Issue 2, 2013

Publication Date: 
24 June 2013


Summer’s the time for store upgrades

As the final stores unload, now is the time to consider preparations and enhancements for the next season. Head of Sutton Bridge Crop Storage Research (SBCSR) Adrian Cunnington highlights the AHDB Potatoes’s storage roadshows in July, which will cover energy efficiency, upgrades and  potential  of changes to regulations covering the use of the sprout suppressant chlorpropham (CIPC). Read more...

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Battling blight

Warm and humid conditions last year resulted in the highest number of confirmed incidences of late blight since AHDB Potatoes’s Fight against Blight (FaB) monitoring began in 2003.  So far in 2013 there’s been no confirmed blight incidence in GB, but following a season of extreme blight pressure with more crops emerging and temperatures rising, vigilance is vital. Read more...

Costs, soils management and abstraction examined at recent AHDB Potatoes Irrigation Workshop, Herefordshire

Coinciding with publication of its new Irrigation Guide, AHDB Potatoes’s recent Irrigation Workshop in Withington, Herefordshire flowed well last week, with the packed agenda of technical irrigation topics and expert speakers attracting growers from around the region. Even though it was a small, workshop-style event, a great deal of timely technical knowledge was shared on the day. Read more...

Glyphosate – be aware of contamination risks and get safe application guidance

Glyphosate is a non-selective herbicide used by most farmers. Its use has increased extensively in the last 10-15 years, particularly as a harvest aid for cereal crops and oilseed rape. It can be an effective solution for potato growers, especially for pre-plant control of weeds and volunteer grains. Read more...

A new approach to potato defect analysis

In the first of a series of Grower Gateway articles, AHDB Potatoes’s pathologist Glyn Harper discusses a cutting edge research project, on defect analysis, taking place at the Sutton Bridge Crop Storage Research (SBCSR) this year. Read more...


Latest Events & more Events>> Publications & more Publications>>
South East Potato Day 2013 - 27 June 2013 Managing the risk of late blight
East Midlands Potato Day - 4 July 2013 Irrigation and water use best practice guide for potatoes
Morayshire Potato Evening - 15 July 2013 Soil Management for Potatoes
Fife Potato Day - 16 July 2013 Direction through Dialogue


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