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  • Measure emissions and enter a free prize draw for World Potato Congress

    Make an appointment to measure your potato-specific greenhouse gas emissions on the Potato Council stand at BP2011 and enter our special prize draw to win free entry to World Potato Congress!  ‘Greener’ potatoes are on the cards thanks to a new farmer-friendly greenhouse gas calculator undergoing on-farm trials that will be showcased at BP2011.  The Cool Farm Tool, a piece of...

    19 October 2011

  • Early senescence after year of unusual weather

    This year has seen crops naturally senescing at the start of defoliation, so choice of product has not been as critical as it would normally be for preventing re-growth, commented Frontier’s Dr Reuben Morris, at the East of England Potato Day held at Tuddenham, Bury St Edmunds on September 1.  Commenting on field trials undertaken on defoliation methods that were demonstrated at...

    19 October 2011

  • Bruising advice offered at North of England Event

    This year’s North of England Event included a series of practical, in-the-field interactive workshops and trials, with key industry figures such as Eric Anderson from Scottish Agronomy and Barry Baker from Grimme offering tips on reducing bruising.  “Bruising is a significant factor affecting the whole of the GB potato industry and it is estimated that each grower is losing £200/ha as a...

    19 October 2011

  • Bruising advice offered at North of England Event

     This year’s Potato Council North of England Event included a series of practical, in-the-field interactive workshops and trials, with key industry figures such as Eric Anderson from Scottish Agronomy and Barry Baker from Grimme offering tips on reducing bruising.  “Bruising is a significant factor affecting the whole of the GB potato industry and it is estimated that each grower...

    19 October 2011

  • Potato Plantings by Variety in Great Britain for 2011

     The Potato Council has now produced provisional estimates of planted areas by variety for England, Scotland and Wales for 2011. These are shown in Table 1 attached with comparisons to previous years 2006-2010. The total planted area for Great Britain is now estimated at 126,328 ha. This revises the end-July provisional estimate of 127,450 ha, and is based on a sample of 2,269 growers...

    26 September 2011

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