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  • E-planting returns

    Potato returns have never been easier thanks to the new e-planting returns system available online at www.potatocouncil.co.uk. To register please phone 02476 478606 or email:  Registration@potato.org.uk.Growers can now update and complete their returns quickly and simply, reducing the need for traditional paper maps and eliminating extra administration time and costs.  The new e-...

    11 September 2011

  • Success through knowledge

    Potato Council is working with SAC to deliver the practical outcomes of Scottish Government-funded research conducted by SCRI.  Results of the research will be delivered to levy-payers throughout the year.Levy-payers will benefit from extensive research and development in potato crop protection and potato breeding funded by the Scottish Government.  The majority of the research in the...

    11 September 2011

  • Planting precision

    As the planter comes out of the shed for another season, the Potato Council is encouraging growers to focus on seed rate accuracy.Seed rate accuracy is greatly influenced by attention to detail of the planting team.  Now is the time to plan operations and ensure the team is ready for this season’s planting.Split-graded seed, bed preparation and planter calibration all directly link to...

    11 September 2011

  • Focus sharpens on residues

    More potatoes than ever before have been sampled by the Pesticide Residues Committee in the latest quarterly survey.  Despite none exceeding statutory residue limits, Potato Council is urging the industry not to be complacent.Pesticide residues on potatoes have come under more scrutiny than ever before, the Potato Council has warned.  Growers applying chlorpropham (CIPC) to stored...

    11 September 2011

  • The fullness factor

    A Potato Council-funded research study commences this year at Oxford Brookes University, to learn how potatoes satisfy the appetite compared with meals of similar calorific values, such as rice, bread and pasta.How full do you feel after eating potatoes?  Forty participants from 18 to 60 years of age are about to take part in the latest Potato Council-funded study on satiety at Oxford...

    11 September 2011

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