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Grower Gateway January 2009

Publication Date: 
11 September 2011

AHDB Potatoes sends this communication via email to those who we feel will benefit (growers, agronomists and technical managers).

Industry meets to agree best practice
AHDB Potatoes Marketable Yield and Blight forums, on February 9 and 10, will ensure potato growers get a clear strategy on how to boost returns and keep disease at bay. Industry experts will use the Peterborough meetings to focus on research findings and future priorities. More ...

 

The fullness factor
A AHDB Potatoes-funded research study commences this year at Oxford Brookes University, to learn how potatoes satisfy the appetite compared with meals of similar calorific values, such as rice, bread and pasta. More ...

 

Focus sharpens on residues
More potatoes than ever before have been sampled by the Pesticide Residues Committee in the latest quarterly survey. Despite none exceeding statutory residue limits, AHDB Potatoes is urging the industry not to be complacent. More ...

 

Ensuring stored crop quality
The latest storage bulletin from Sutton Bridge Experimental Unit has information on managing condensation, rots and skin spot in store, and advice on how to minimise problems. The energy hub has tips on air leakage.  More ...

 

Planting precision
As the planter comes out of the shed for another season, the AHDB Potatoes is encouraging growers to focus on seed rate accuracy.  More ...

 

Success through knowledge
AHDB Potatoes is working with SAC to deliver the practical outcomes of Scottish Government-funded research conducted by SCRI.  Results of the research will be delivered to levy-payers throughout the year. More ...

 

A week for a more prosperous future for UK farming
Growers are urged to get involved in the Future of Farming Week, 16-22 March. An initiative organised by LEAF (Linking Environment and Farming), it aims to encourage every farmer in the country to take at least one step towards a more sustainable future http://www.leafuk.org/.

 

Pesticide regulation focus for Yorkshire Potato Day
The consequences of the recent EU Parliament ruling on pesticides will come under scrutiny at the Yorkshire Potato Day, that takes place at Central Science Laboratory on March 11.  The programme will prepare growers for less pesticide availability and deal with wider consumer issues resulting from increased access to information.

 

E-planting returns
Potato returns have never been easier thanks to the new e-planting returns system available online at http://www.potatocouncil.co.uk/. To register please phone 01865 782203 or email: Registration@potato.org.uk.
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