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  • R456 Blackheart

    Aim: To determine the main risk factors of blackheart in order to allow improved management of crops and to minimise blackheart incidence. Blackheart is a physiological disorder resulting in necrosis...

  • R451 Phosphorus Use (LINK)

    Aim: To develop profitable and sustainable farming systems that maximise the efficiency of utilisation of soil and applied phosphorus by arable crops and minimise negative impacts on the wider...

  • R444 Managing Cultivations and Cover Crops

    Industry Challenge Research on potato systems shows that deep compaction caused during ground preparation before planting and shallow compaction caused by repeated traffic for spraying and irrigation...

  • R446 Seed Rate Recommendations For New Varieties

    Aim: To develop the provision of seed rate recommendations appropriate for newly introduced varieties by implementing systems based on quantifying key varietal characters. Background Objectives: a)...

  • 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...

  • R440 Free Living Nematode Populations and Tobacco Rattle Virus

    Aim: Technology Strategy Board (TSB) and AHDB Potatoes  sponsored project to improve the management of free living nematodes Industry Challenge FLN are emerging as a major problem for UK potato...

  • 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...

  • R436 PhD Studentship: Mechanical and biochemical properties of tubers in relation to bruise susceptibility

    The main aim of the studentship project was to investigate the relationship between bruising and the mechanical and biochemical properties of potato tubers. Field trials were used to generate tubers...

  • Inform

    What is ‘inform’? Inform is about influencing key stakeholders and anyone with an interest in food and the potato industry. The Potato industry has a good news story to tell about the healthiness of...

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