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  • Get your ‘tech-know’ at BP2013

    If it’s technical knowledge you’re looking for then November’s BP2013 event will have it in spades. As well as 200 science, industry and machinery stands to visit, this year’s technical seminar programme, panel sessions and the new Seed Expo will ensure BP visitors leave well informed about our industry’s technical developments.The ‘tech-know’ starts on...

    9 October 2013

  • Soil a grower’s key asset – preparing for the next season

    Field selection is one of the most important contributors to yield and quality. Whether you have grown potatoes on the land before, or whether the ground is newly acquired or rented, autumn marks the time that key field decisions for next year’s crop are made.   “Potatoes are a high-value crop and are grown on the best land available,” explains Potato Council’s...

    9 October 2013

  • Projecting potato profitability

    Understanding your level of risk is crucial to planning future potato rotations. This November, leading authorities in the European supply chain will take part in new interactive panel sessions at BP2013 that will analyse the ‘risk versus reward’ of GB potato farming. Growers who understand their costs are in a better position to manage the risks and the opportunities that face...

    9 October 2013

  • New ‘Be CIPC Compliant’ website urges prompt application of CIPC

    As crops come into store, potato growers are being urged to prepare for short or shorter dormancy break periods due to the warmer, brighter conditions experienced this growing season. It’s imperative to apply sprout suppressant chlorpropham (CIPC) as early as possible to maximise sprout control, advises Potato Council. Adrian Briddon, Potato Council technologist and member of the...

    9 October 2013

  • Seeing the practical outcomes of good science

    Optimising marketable yield was a common theme at Potato Council’s East Midlands Potato Day and the Cultivation and Nematicide trials event at Slingsby, Yorkshire this summer. Video footage has been captured so levy-payers can get a flavour of the technical presentations at both events.   Potato Council’s Grower Collaboration project started in 2007 and takes research from...

    9 October 2013

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