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Grower Gateway July 2009

Publication Date: 
30 August 2011

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

AHDB Potatoes delivers response to spray loss threat
Over 200 potato growers and industry representatives who attended AHDB Potatoes East Midlands Potato Day heard how new EU directives could wipe more than a third off crop gross margins. AHDB Potatoes has now issued its strategy to help mitigate the impact.   More ...

 

AHDB Potatoes arrives at Stoneleigh
AHDB Potatoes office staff have now moved and are located at the Stoneleigh Park site near Kenilworth in Warwickshire. There are new faces on the team as it settles in and strives to ensure minimum disruption of service for levy-payers.   More ...

 

Dundee event promises innovative answers...etc
Potatoes in Practice, Britain’s biggest field-based event for the potato industry in 2009, takes place on Thursday August 13. Sponsored by AHDB Potatoes and hosted by SCRI, SAC and CSC Potatocare, it has moved to a new site at Balruddery Farm, Invergowrie, Dundee.  More ...

 

New test to spot crop that’s got rot
A new LINK-funded project aims to give growers and packhouse managers a quick and early test to gauge risk of rotting. If successful it could reduce food waste and increase consumer and retailer confidence in the quality of fresh produce.  More ...

 

Precision farming offers stewardship solution
A precision-farming workshop at East Midlands Potato Day concluded there is not enough independent research to validate findings. But there is huge potential for Autosteer precision guidance to develop efficiencies for the industry and the technology holds promise to address impending tighter regulation of inputs.  More ...

 

An expensive time for storage
Most potatoes are now out of store but there may still be a few small loads hanging on till the end of season. FEC Services’ Andrew Kneeshaw offers advice and tips on keeping storage costs down.  More ...

 

Replicating bulk store success 
A three-year AHDB Potatoes-funded project commenced in autumn 2008 to aid the effectiveness of chlorpropham (CIPC) application in box stores.  More ...

 

Water abstraction tap set to tighten 
As the irrigation season continues across England and Wales, Defra has issued two new consultations on water abstraction. AHDB Potatoes is urging growers to ensure best practice and stay abreast of the changes coming in under the Water Framework Directive.  More ...

 

BP2009 – priorities for progress
In Harrogate, on November 25-26, the entire potato industry will gather again to do business at British Potato 2009, organised by AHDB Potatoes and sponsored by Branston. The seminar topics have now been confirmed. More....

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