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  • New developments in Cultivations and Nematicides application

    Optimising marketable yield was a key theme at Potato Council’s North West Potato Day. Videos were taken so that levy payers unable to attend could get a flavour of the Potato Council-funded Cultivation and Nematicide trials that were on show.   Around 70 growers, purchasers and advisers gathered in September at Hollin House Green Farm in Aughton, Lancashire. Innovative host farmer Andrew...

    5 November 2014

  • PCN species distribution map of Great Britain

    As part of a Potato Council PhD studentship at Harper Adams University we are developing a new PCN species distribution map of Great Britain to update previous survey work conducted 1998-1999, by Harper Adam’s researcher Stephen Minnis. Since the last survey was undertaken nearly 15 years ago, it is critical that the current populations of this pest are fully evaluated, which is why measurements...

    5 November 2014

  • 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

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