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Grower Gateway - Issue 4 2014

Publication Date: 
7 November 2014

Whole supply chain focus at November’s potato strategy conference

‘From seed to ware’, this year’s Seed Industry Event (SIE14) on 25 November, at the Crieff Hydro in Perthshire, widens its’ appeal to the whole supply chain, covering seed, plant health, pest and disease advice, seed supplier and customer case studies, processing, storage and retail insights. Read more...

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Another unique season 

In the final push to get the store doors closed on the last of the 2014 crop, safeguarding store quality is going to be vital. Read more...

Keeping sprouts at bay

During September nationwide CIPC Stewardship meetings focused on the new 2014/15 label requirements, Best Practice for CIPC use and the ways alternatives can complement a successful sprout suppression regime. Read more...

SASA and AHDB Potatoes investigate Blackleg and plant health

Professor Gerry Saddler, Head of Potato and Plant Health Division at Science and Advice for Scottish Agriculture (SASA) is joining the AHDB Potatoes for a short, part-time secondment. The focus of Gerry’s work will be Blackleg management. Read more...

New developments in Cultivations and Nematicides application

Optimising marketable yield was a key theme at AHDB Potatoes North West Potato Day. Videos were taken so that Levy payers unable to attend could get a flavour of the AHDB Potatoes- funded Cultivation and Nematicide trials that were on show. Read more...

PCN species distribution map of Great Britain

As part of a AHDB Potatoes PhD studentship at Harper Adams University we are developing a new PCN species distribution map of Great Britain to update previous survey work conducted 1998-1999. Read more...



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