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Grower Gateway - May 2011

Publication Date: 
28 July 2011

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

AHDB Potatoes seeks new members for Seed and Export Committee
As part of the drive to refresh AHDB Potatoes committees, nominations are being sought for seed growers and/or seed industry members who can attend four meetings a year in Edinburgh. More...


Website now live for World Potato Congress 2012
The website has now gone live. Everyone wishing to keep up-to-date on this important event being hosted by AHDB Potatoes, on behalf of the British potato industry, can now sign up for news updates. More...


Important information on abstraction licence renewals
Growers must re-apply for any special agreements, such as the Two-Part Tariff for spray irrigation, when they renew time-limited abstraction licences, AHDB Potatoes technical executive Chris Steele reminds levy-payers. More...


Don’t miss West Midlands Potato Day
Food security and the sustainability of the potato industry are top of the agenda at this year’s West Midlands Potato Day to be held at Woodlands Farm, Weston-under-Lizzard, Staffordshire on June 8. More...


Despite a great deal of promotional activity, many store managers are still not aware of the regulations and recommendations set out in the Code of Best Practice for use of CIPC. More...


Infra red scanning of manure could cut fertiliser bills
Accurate, quick and potentially cheaper nutrient analysis of organic manures on-show at Grassland and Muck, will soon be helping potato growers shave thousands of pounds off their annual fertiliser bills and help protect the environment. 
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Protecting against Alternaria
Cost-effective fungicide regimes to keep Alternaria at bay will come under the spotlight at the East Midlands Potato Day, organised by AHDB Potatoes, QV Foods and McCain Foods, which takes place in early July.
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Does storage affect the taste of your potato?
A two-year trial undertaken at Sutton Bridge Crop Storage Research (SBCSR) to monitor taste and texture of stored potatoes has shown clear differences according to variety.
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Meetings, events and publications


PCL Events


June 8: West Midlands Potato Day at Woodlands farm, Staffordshire. Contact Miya Kotecha on details or to reserve a place.


June 23: South East Potato Day.


July 5: East Midlands Potato Day


July 19: Fife Potato Day, Fife


August 11: Potatoes in Practice, Dundee. Click here for details on seminars and trials


September 1: East of England Potato Day


September 13: North of England Potato Day at Colton, York.


November 23-24: BP2011, Harrogate



Other Events

September 7, 8, 2011: Potato Europe in Belgium.


May 27-30, 2012: World Potato Congress, Edinburgh




Glyphosate advice leaflet and sticker 

Common Scab guide:
Business Improvement guide:
Seed rate guides:

Crop Nutrition for Potatoes
Environmental guidance for potato production
(partnership publication):

Growers’ advice The Water Framework Directive and how it will impact on potato growers. To download a copy go to the Growers Advice area.

Contact publications on your free copies.

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