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  • 11120031 Improved Seed Management to Minimise Blackleg

    Aims To identify the sources, including the main source, of contamination of high grade seed stocks; To monitor the seed production process for points within the system that may lead to an increase...

  • Blackleg and soft rots

    Blackleg is one of the key diseases across all sectors of the potato industry in Great Britain. The disease is caused by a number of bacteria that have the ability to breakdown plant cell walls. They...

  • R454 Blackleg Survey

    Aim: To provide information on the bacteria causing blackleg in seed crops. Collaboration FERA Approach A survey of seed potato stocks in England and Wales has been conducted since 2010 with AHDB...

  • Winter Forum (North) 2016

    Register for this event Agenda Lunch and refreshments will be served. 10.00 – 10.30 Registration and coffee     Introduction: key messages and AHDB outputs Philip Burgess. AHDB...

  • ‘Managing Blackleg’ event big draw for Scottish growers

    AHDB Potatoes presented what proved to be a popular technical event last week, which saw 60 growers and industry members from near and far attending an informal programme of technical talks and...

  • East of Scotland Potato Evening 'Managing Blackleg'

    Technical evening and informal BBQ Agenda (all times provisional) 1630-1645 Coffee and Registration 1645-1700 Welcome, introductions and overview – Alistair Melrose, A J Allan (Brechin) Ltd 1700-1740...

  • 114R475 Routes of Pectobacterium Contamination of High Grade Potato Seed

    Aims To identify how and when early field generations become contaminated/infected by Pectobacterium atrosepticum (Pba), the environmental conditions that lead to this, and to use this information to...

  • Reduce blackleg risk in seed

    Growers should take suitable measures this season to minimise the chances of blackleg infections in the field this coming season, warns Sutton Bridge Crop Storage Research plant pathologist Dr Glyn...

  • R453 Haulm Destruction in Seed Crops

    Aim: To identify the impact of haulm destruction method on disease risks in seed potato production, and follows up on project R431. Industry Challenge Since the withdrawal of sulphuric acid as an...

  • R437 Dickeya spp. Affecting GB Potato

    Aim: To improve the understanding of the epidemiology of ‘Dickeya solani’ and to identify the risk of pathogen establishment and spread. Industry Challenge Preliminary research indicates that 'D....

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