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Grower Gateway September 2011

Publication Date: 
2 August 2011

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

Seed event rises to the challenges ahead
Confronting the challenges facing the British seed potato industry and planning a path to prosperity will be the focus of AHDB Potatoes Seed Industry Event which takes place on October 26, 2010, at Crieff Hydro, Crieff, near Perth in Scotland. More...

 

Reducing carbon footprint
Radical changes to store design and a move to renewable energy are key areas to help growers cut carbon dioxide produced in potato enterprises. More...

 

Reduce Bruising and Save Money
Growers could save themselves thousands of pounds a year by reducing the amount of tuber bruising that occurs during and after harvest. More...

 

Desiccation programmes
Variety and end use are the main determinants of which of the widely differing desiccation programmes will be most appropriate for each potato crop.  More...

 

Are your employees trained how to use potato harvesters safely?
The AHDB Potatoes harvester training module DVD is now available in English, Polish, Portuguese, Lithuanian and Latvian.  More...

 

New research facility opened at Sutton Bridge Storage Event
Sutton Bridge Crop Storage Research (SBCSR) officially opened its new, purpose-built storage units at the Storage Event on September 2.  More ...

 

Diagnostic tools
Agronomists can now use quicker and more accurate diagnostic tools to detect fungal and bacterial pathogens on tubers, industry delegates at the SBCSR Storage Event heard.  More ...

 

CIPC: Use it properly or lose it
Growers should not delay using CIPC, as the sprout suppressant should be applied while tubers are still dormant. More ...

 

Storage Bulletin
This season's potato crop is later than usual for many people, and with wet weather adding further delay, it is going to be important to be vigilant in assessing quality entering store. More ...

 

Meetings, events and publications

 

PCL Events

October 26, 2010: Seed Industry Event Conference at Crieff Hydro. More…

November 30, 2010: ADAS Syngenta Potato Event at Peterborough Showground.

February 17/18, 2011 (provisional date): Store managers course at Sutton Bridge and Kings Lynn. Details available from November

 

AHDB Events

 

October 19 2010: HGCA Weed Management Workshop, PGROW, Peterborough. More...

 

December 7 2010: HGCA Agronomist Conference, Staverton Park, Daventry. More...

 

Publications

Common Scab guide:

H&S DVD:

Contact publications on potatoes.publications@ahdb.org.ukfor your free copies

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