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  • 11140047 Review of Liming, pH and Common Scab Risk in Potatoes

    Background Common scab of potatoes is a blemish disease caused mainly by Streptomyces scabiei. Current nutrient management guidance for managing the risk of common scab identifies soil acidity as a...

  • Water

    See the latest Seasonal Water Management guide for 2018 The latest Seasonal Water Management Guide for Potatoes summarises the latest research findings and recommendations for efficient seasonal...

  • Soils

    Soils Latest News Landmark (March 2016): Improving cultivation practices in potatoes (Project R459) Sub-soiling and removing compaction (video from AHDB Pork) Mud on the road - what you need to know...

  • Slides presented at Potatoes in Practice 2015

  • Managing The Risk Of Common Scab

    Scab-forming Streptomyces are often not detected at planting time but can multiply significantly in number on and around developing tubers in the period after initiation, a key time for control.

  • Scab control a priority

    Many potato growers will have to ration irrigation this season if the dry weather continues, but scab control must remain a priority wherever good skin finish is needed.    Keeping soils moist...

  • R448 Common Scab Control

    Common scab symptoms are caused by streptomycetes. These are members of a large grouping of bacteria known as actinobacteria (sometimes also referred to as actinomycetes). The streptomycetes are...

  • R429 Common Scab – Irrigation and Suppressive Soils

    The methods to study bacterial communities which had been developed in previous projects were progressed further. They were used with the aim of identifying specific populations of soil-inhabiting...

  • R272 Common Scab (Joint-funded LINK project)

    The identity of Streptomyces species occurring in soil and tuber samples collected during the project was determined. Two of these species, S. acidiscabies and S. turgidiscabies, were new records for...

  • R248 Common Scab Review - Non-water Control Measures

    Aim: To review the non-water based control options for potato common scab. In 2004, The AHDB Potatoes commissioned a review of the non-water based control options for potato common scab. A workshop...

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