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research projects completed 2006

  • R284 Humidifier Assessment

    Aim: To assess any effects of humidifier cells on levels of pathogens, development of disease, and other particulates in air in potato stores. Evaporative media humidifiers which pass air through a...

  • 807/226 Compost in Agriculture

    Aim: To investigate the effects of compost, both instead of and in combination with fertiliser, on crops and soil structure.  This work began as a three year project, funded by landfill tax credits...

  • 807/235 CIPC Application and Processing Potatoes

    Aim: To provide data indicating the means by which CIPC can be applied with minimal effect on processing quality. Previous AHDB Potatoes funded research showed that all common UK fogging equipment...

  • 807/243 CIPC Application and Environment

    Aim: To improve application efficiency of CIPC and to evaluate methods of removing / reducing residues.  This project followed on from a previous AHDB Potatoes funded study which showed that there is...

  • R255 Tobacco Rattle Virus (TRV) Mapping

    Aim: To examine the potential to develop a rapid assay for the presence of TRV using a sensitive PCR-based method applied to the roots of weeds or crop plants. Existing methods of predicting the...