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  • 115R481 PhD Micronutrient Fortification

    Background Both tuber yield and tuber quality are directly impacted by nutrient availability. However, studies into the effects of micronutrient feeds on growth rates, yield and uptake have been...

  • R463 CIPC Use in Low Temperature Pre-pack Stores

    Industry Challenge CIPC is the main sprout suppressant used in GB. Due to exceedances in the Maximum Residue Level (MRL) the chemical was referred to the Advisory Committee on Pesticides, and a cross...

  • 11140009 Early Detection of Potato Storage Diseases by Gas Analysis

    Industry Challenge Storage diseases of potatoes cause major losses each year for the industry. Diseased potatoes and in particular those associated with bacterial soft rots release specific volatile...

  • R460 Combating Resistance to Aphicides in UK Aphid Pests

    Aim: To monitor the response of field-collected live samples of Myzus persicae (and other pests) to a range of insecticides and also monitor for established forms of resistance. Industry Challenge...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

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