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  • Seed event rises to the challenges ahead

    Confronting the challenges facing the British seed potato industry and planning a path to prosperity will be the focus of Potato Council’s Seed Industry Event which takes place on October 26, 2010, at Crieff Hydro, Crieff, near Perth in Scotland. From enhancing storage efficiencies to tracking changes in consumer attitudes, to breeding technology, the factors that affect a seed grower’s bottom...

    2 August 2011

  • Publications

    The Potato Council publishes an extensive range of information for levy payers which highlights important agronomic and storage advice as well as new recommendations generated from the Potato Council-funded research and development programme. You can browse by subject area using the links below. NEW ON-LINE PUBLICATIONS LIBRARYEasy to BrowseQuick to DownloadRestricted access for...

    2 August 2011

  • Are you spending too much on energy?

    The least energy-efficient potato stores use up to twice as much energy than the best ones, says Tim Pratt of Farm Energy Consultants (FEC). With volatile energy prices, storage cost monitoring is playing an increasingly important role in maintaining profit margins, according to Tim Pratt, technical director of FEC who has recently concluded one storage project funded by Potato Council and has...

    2 August 2011

  • CIPC – are you complying with guidelines?

    All CIPC users need to make sure they comply with the Best Practice guidelines developed for product Stewardship otherwise this vital sprout suppressant could be withdrawn, warns Potato Council head of R&D, Dr Mike Storey. See the best practice video on You Tube. Mike Storey reminds store managers that, over the whole season, potato crops destined for the fresh market can only receive up to...

    2 August 2011

  • Seed Industry Event

    If we don’t protect our plant health status every potato business in Britain will lose out, said Potato Council chairman Allan Stevenson at this year’s Seed Industry Event at Crieff Hydro on October 26. Allan called on all potato growers to be acutely aware of the provenance of their seed and to take personal responsibility for ensuring neither they nor their customers end up with a plant health...

    2 August 2011

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