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Grower Gateway July 2010

Publication Date: 
2 August 2011

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

AHDB Potatoes and World Potato Congress rival the Olympics
AHDB Potatoes Chairman Allan Stevenson and the President of World Potato Congress Inc (WPC Inc), Allan Parker, announced today that Edinburgh has been selected as the site of the 8th International World Potato Congress to be held in May 2012. More ...

 

Sutton Bridge Storage Event targets long term energy savings and sustainability
Issues surrounding potato storage such as efficiency will be one of the many topics on the agenda at the Storage Event to be held at Sutton Bridge Crop Storage Research (SBCSR) in Lincolnshire on 2 September. More ...

 

AHDB Potatoes enhances engagement with levy payers
Potato industry delegates heard about how to address some of the current industry challenges at the North of England Potato Day on July 20 at Askham Bryan College Farm in Yorkshire. More ...

 

Potato growers benefit from combined AHDB resources
“Levy-payers are starting to benefit from combined resources and elimination of duplication, brought about by the amalgamation of the six industry-funded levy bodies into the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB),” Mr Stevenson told 200 growers and purchasers at the AHDB Potatoes East Midlands Potato Day held at QV Foods near Spalding. “The potato industry faces significant challenges and the AHDB Potatoes is here to guide levy payers through these difficult economic times.  More ...

 

Protecting seed crops from Dickeya-blackleg threat
Data from the recently approved project on ‘Dickeya solani’ will be collated over three years to result in a comprehensive picture with a view to recommending appropriate control measures.  More ...

 

AHDB Potatoes to update PCN model
With the recent change in legislation on PCN, AHDB Potatoes is looking to revise its successful PCN model. More ...

 

Compaction – prevention is better than cure
Prevention is better than cure when it comes to soil compaction, CSF’s Anglia Regional Co-ordinator Nigel Simpson told growers at the recent East Midlands potato day.  More ...

 

Don’t let bruising spoil your season
According to Simon Alexander of SA Consulting, planning plays an important role in minimising bruising risks and ensuring that contract requirements are met.  More ...

 

Reducing the impact of sclerotinia disease on arable rotations, vegetable crops and land use
Although sclerotinia is usually associated with other crops in the rotation Dr Mike Storey, Head of R&D explains that infection can occur in potato and may cause early dieback of the haulm and occasionally tuber rots in store. AHDB Potatoes is now involved with other AHDB partners in a Defra-LINK project looking at the impact of this disease and options for chemical control and rotational management.  More ...

 

New BASIS certificate of competence for pesticides used on stored potatoes
A new two-day BASIS course will take place in the Jubilee Room, Dunhome, Lincoln on August 31, September 1 and 23, 2010. It has been developed for those who sell pesticides for treatment of stored potato crops but are not involved with advice or sales relating to field products and therefore do not need a full BASIS certificate in crop protection.  More ...

 

Diary dates, events and meetings
August 12, 2010: Potatoes in Practice. Field-based event in Dundee.
September 1, 2010: East of England Potato Day.
September 2, 2010: Sutton Bridge Storage Research Day.   More ...

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