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Grower Gateway - Issue 6, 2012

Publication Date: 
27 July 2012

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Potato growers face weather-related challenges
Potato growers are facing many weather-related challenges and recent warm, wet weather has led to a massive increase in the number of Smith Periods this year so far, says AHDB Potatoes executive and blight specialist Gary Collins.
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Avoid risks of CIPC cross contamination
A recent finding of CIPC residue in grain has highlighted the risk of cross contamination of commodities in-store. This puts more pressure on the potato industry to ensure accurate records are kept and stewardship standards are maintained, warns Mike Storey, head of R&D and chairman of the CIPC Stewardship Group.
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Cost of production
As profit is driven by margin, it is crucial for growers to be able to identify their exact costs, says Bidwells agricultural business consultant Neil Cameron. More...

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Soil Cultivation
This spring has seen some of the costliest cultivations ever for the national potato crop, but AHDB Potatoes research suggests significant savings could be made on some soils without affecting crop outcome. More...

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CIPC in box stores
CIPC specialist Adrian Briddon from Sutton Bridge Crop Storage Research reports on the latest research into the use of CIPC in box stores. More...

Events

Events and publications

See www.potato.org.uk/events for more details

August 9: Potatoes in Practice, Balruddery Farm, Dundee

 

August 29: Introduction to Potato Store Management, Sutton Bridge Crop Storage Research, Sutton Bridge, Lincolnshire

 

August 30: East of England Potato Day, Frederick Hiam, Tuddenham, Suffolk

 

September 4: North of England Potato Day, Headley Hall Farm, Yorkshire

 

September 6: North West Potato Day, Aston Grange, Cheshire

 

September 12-13: Potato Europe, France

 

November 20: Seed Industry Event, Crieff, Perthshire

 

November 29: Storage Day, Sutton Bridge Crop Storage Research, Sutton Bridge, Lincolnshire

 

 

 

Other Events

 

August 7: CUPGRA members day, Cambridge University Farm

 

November 22: Potato Conference and Exhibition. ADAS and Syngenta UK in association with AHDB Potatoes. Newark showground, Newark-on-Trent. Details to be announced.

 

See www.potato.org.uk/events for more details

 

Publications
go to the Publications area and use the keyword search or email potatoes.publications@ahdb.org.uk 

 

 

Cost Benefit Analyses:

Best practice control for outgrade piles:

Cost of production crop year 2011:

Glyphosate advice leaflet and sticker

Common Scab guide:
H&S DVD:
Business Improvement guide:
Seed rate guides:

Crop Nutrition for Potatoes:
Environmental guidance for potato production
(partnership publication):

Research and Development Strategy: 2012-2015

Potato Industry CIPC Stewardship Group - Industry code of best practice for application of chlorpropham potato sprout suppressant

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 potatoes.publications@ahdb.org.uk for your free copies.

 

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