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Grower Gateway March 2010

Publication Date: 
4 August 2011

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

Key date for seed industry diary
The 2010 Seed Industry Event is taking place on Tuesday October 26th 2010 at Crieff Hydro, near Perth, Scotland. More ...

 

Infra red scanning of manure could cut fertiliser bills
Accurate, quick and potentially cheaper nutrient analysis of organic manures could soon help potato growers shave thousands of pounds off their annual fertiliser bills and help protect the environment. More ...

 

Helping growers save money on fertiliser costs
AHDB Potatoes Gary Collins recommends growers use the Crop nutrition for potatoes booklet as it can help growers save money on N, P and K by helping them calculate the exact amount to apply. More ...

 

Brown Rot Update
“There has been a confirmed outbreak of the quarantine disease Brown Rot in south west England, fortunately Fera have indicated that it has been contained,” says AHDB Potatoes head of seed and export Mark Prentice.  More ...

 

New technology means more accurate tracking of survival levels of Streptomyces
Tracing the number of pathogens present in the soil will help to measure the efficiency of irrigation as a means of preventing common scab and assess soil suitability for potato cultivation.  More ...

 

New Common Scab Guide
A new Common Scab Guide will shortly be available from the AHDB Potatoes, giving practical and easy to follow advice to potato growers to help them avoid this disease.  More ...

 

Pointers for weed control
New pointers to help potato growers achieve the top-notch weed control once taken for granted by the now-banned PDQ/linuron mix are coming to light in time for this season’s campaign.  More ...

 

E-volution and Online planting returns the way forward
Online potato returns are proving popular with growers, with more than 20% of registered producers already signing up for 2010 – equivalent to over 40% of the planted area.  More ...

 

Store Managers’ Course 2010 obtains high ratings from delegates
This year’s AHDB Potatoes Store Managers’ Course, run by Sutton Bridge Experimental Unit (SBEU), was held at the Crown Hotel, in Boroughbridge, North Yorkshire on March 16/17. The course was fully booked and attended by delegates from across the industry, travelling from as far afield as Somerset, Angus and Ireland.  More ...

 

Potatoes in Practice 2009
The Potatoes in Practice 2009 Results Summary is now available – this summary is produced to provide further information on the results of the various trials that were conducted at the 2009 event.  More ...

 

Diary Dates
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