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  • Practical advice on PCN

    Damage caused by Potato Cyst Nematodes (PCN) Globodera rostochiensis and G. pallida can range from slight yield loss up to crop failure depending on the infestation level.  PCN experts at East Midlands will provide the latest practical approach to PCN control during interactive field sessions.   Potato cyst nematode is the most important potato pest in the UK. Of the two PCN species (...

    27 June 2014

  • Potatoes in Practice grows for growers

    With up to 1000 industry visitors expected, Potatoes in Practice (PiP), is sponsored by Potato Council and supported by Potato Review magazine and is the UK’s largest technical field event for the potato industry. It provides key topical technical content to hundreds of growers and industry movers and shakers and this year it will be held on Thursday 7th August, at the James Hutton Institute’s...

    27 June 2014

  • Glyphosate and seed potatoes

    Glyphosate is a non-selective weed-killer which is incredibly damaging to seed potatoes. Even at levels which cannot be detected it can cause horrendous problems with germination and emergence in the daughter crop. Often unnoticed until the seed crop has been replanted, contamination causes lengthy and costly commercial disputes.    Damage is rarely seen in the crop that receives the...

    27 June 2014

  • Further CIPC exceedance threatens product withdrawal

    CIPC remains under continuing intense scrutiny, recently exacerbated by a further maximum residue level (MRL) exceedance in a box store containing crop intended for the fish and chip trade.   The regulatory situation with CIPC is now such that any MRL exceedance could trigger its withdrawal from use, which would have a profound impact on our industry.   If you use CIPC, you must...

    27 June 2014

  • Count down to Summer TechFest

    Next week growers, packers and processors will head east for Potato Council’s Summer TechFest, 2-3 July, 2014.    Set in the heart of potato country, Summer TechFest encompasses three consecutive events: East Midlands Potato Day, the Summer Potato Feast and 50 years of Storage Research at Sutton Bridge and registrations are still live at: www.potato.org.uk/events    East...

    27 June 2014

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