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  • 11140010 PhD Mapping Starch and Glycaemic Index (GI)

    Background Potatoes have a typically of high glycaemic index (GI), although published GI values are highly variable depending on potato variety and processing/ cooking methods, GI is becoming a major...

  • R459 Improving Cultivation Practices in Potatoes

    Aim: To improve cultivation practices in potatoes to increase soil structural stability, lengthen the window of cultivatability, improve soil N use efficiency, reduce wastage and energy consumption...

  • R447 Independent Variety Trials

    Aim: To provide robust disease resistance ratings for new and, where appropriate, existing varieties for public dissemination. Industry Challenge In order to comply with both national and European...

  • 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...

  • Grower Collaboration 2013

    Report on Grower Collaboration sites in 2013

  • Grower Collaboration 2014

    Report on Grower Collaboration sites in 2014

  • 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...

  • R445 Late Season Water Management

    Background Previous observations of late season water management have shown that short term hydration, soil moisture deficit (SMD) and timing of mechanical defoliation can affect the potential for...

  • 114R479 Controlling Dormancy and Sprouting

    Background Potato and onion production relies on industrial-scale storage to ensure year round availability, for both fresh and processing sectors. In the UK alone, 4.05 million tonnes of potato...

  • 114R478 Biofumigation for Pest Control

    Background Soil-borne pests and pathogens, including many nematode and fungal species, are major constraints to profitable crop production in the UK.  New approaches are required that have broad...

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