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Grower Gateway - Issue 4 2016

Publication Date: 
21 December 2016

Grower Gateway - Issue 4 2016

FEATURE EDITION: Agronomists' Conference 2016

This edition of Grower Gateway brings you the technical highlights from the tenth AHDB Agronomists’ Conference.

This year, featuring potatoes on the agenda for the first time ever, the unifying theme was: 'Inspire, Innovate, (but most importantly) Integrate'.

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Future for blight control

New risk criteria that will greatly improve the reliability of late blight alerts across the UK were outlined at the conference.

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Innovation in action

The role that innovation can play in driving profits and productivity was expertly conveyed by leading potato grower James Daw.

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Events

SPot Farm West results, 5 January 2017,
Leicestershire

SPot Farm East results, 11 January 2017, 
Suffolk

Welsh Potato Day, 19 January 2017, Pembrokeshire

Winter Forum, 26 January 2017, Harper Adams, Shropshire

Fruit Logistica 2017, 8-10 February 2017, Berlin

Storage Forum (Scotland), 9 March 2017, 
Scotland

Post-harvest Showcase, 8 June 2017, 
Lincolnshire

BP2017, Harrogate, 22 & 23 Nov 2017
bp2017.co.uk

 

FREE* Training

Register for a place on one of the NSP's upcoming courses based on the Nematicide Application Protocol in Red Tractor's Crop Specific protocols for potatoes. (*while funding lasts)

PCN Populations

A survey of PCN in GB has identified a fall in the area of affected land, but a significant shift in populations on areas that remain infested, since the last assessment was carried out in 1999.

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Water survey results

A recent survey carried out by AHDB to help gauge the likely impact of proposed water abstraction licence changes is highlighting some preparations growers might take.

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What do Agronomists want from AHDB?

Agronomists attending the conference highlighted key AHDB activities they would like to see developed to help improve knowledge transfer to levy payers.

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Watch and download:

Featuring over 20 speakers, the conference covered a lot of ground. Visit the AHDB Potatoes conference page to get the full story through videos and presentations.

UK Partnership for Crop Nutrient Mgmt:
Call for Research Proposals

To better understand N and S applications in arable crops. Click here for full details

Deadline: Midday, 30 January.

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