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Grower Gateway March 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).

Keen as mustard
A new AHDB Potatoes-funded project has started this year to understand how natural gases produced by mustard plants could help reduce Potato Cyst Nematode populations. More ...

 

Improve your marketable yield
AHDB Potatoes is urging growers to attend a series of grower meetings and events this summer that will explain the scope of AHDB Potatoes-funded research at Cambridge University Farm (CUF) and the opportunities to improve marketable yield on your own farm. More ...

 

Where does energy go in winter?
With low ambient temperatures, you wouldn’t expect high energy use from potato stores for the last few weeks.  Surprisingly, some monitored stores have shown a steady energy use even though little cooling has been required. FEC Services Andrew Kneeshaw offers advice and tips on minimising usage. More ...

 

Sodden soils pose bruising risk
Challenging field conditions could raise the risk of bruising, that costs growers on average £200 per hectare each year. Careful planning at planting can minimize the cost to your business.  More ...

 

Withdrawal of sulphuric acid
The use of sulphuric acid as an agricultural dessicant has withdrawn following the Commission Decision 2008/937/EC December 5, 2008. Sulphuric acid will no longer be included in Annex 1 of Council Directive 91/414/EEC. For more information go to the PSD website.

 

Speak out to help the future of farming
Farmers are being urged to promote the positive side of UK farming and demonstrate the difference that sustainable agriculture makes for the industry. LEAF’s Future of Farming Week takes place from March 16-22, 2009. More ...

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