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Grower Gateway September 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).

Industry benefits from increased collaboration
The appointment of Professor Ian Crute paves the way for better cross-sector scientific collaboration and more influence over how public funds are put to work in agriculture. It offers good opportunities for the potato industry, says new AHDB Potatoes Director Sandra Ziles. More ...


Vector focus in new virus project
Leading aphid researchers across the UK are bringing together current understanding of potato viruses and their vectors and carrying out some new research. The three-year AHDB Potatoes-funded project will improve understanding of non-persistent potato viruses Y and A. More ...


Black dot doubts and rot risk rise
As harvest progresses, an east-west divide on quality issues is opening up, according to Sutton Bridge Experimental Unit. In the east dry conditions are causing concerns for bruising, while in the west and north the prolonged period with wet soils will increase the risk of black dot and rots developing in store. More ...


Call for clarity on fogging
As potato stores across the UK begin to fill, growers are reminded to make sure they are absolutely clear on new regulations if they plan to use chlorpropham.  More ...


Wise up on new water regulations
The Environment Agency is to be given new powers to act against farmers who pollute and to restrict water abstraction licence renewals.  More ...


Marketing edge on offer at BP2009
A valuable insight into the changing buying habits of the consumer is one of the topics discussed at the AHDB Potatoes seminars at British Potato 2009. It’s a chance to find out how to help the AHDB Potatoes marketing team boost sales to younger consumers.  More ...


E-volution for AHDB Potatoes library 
A wealth of research-based information, from soil to storage, is now online in a new state-of-the-art format. AHDB Potatoes online library makes it easier for you to find the information you want, browse using revolutionary page-turning technology, and select publications to order or download.  More ...

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