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  • 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

  • Cost benefits of tackling water efficiency

    There is much that can be done to target your water resource where and when it’s needed, ultimately saving you money and helping produce ‘more crop per drop’. Despite GB usually getting its fair share of rain, it’s clear that seasonal rainfall levels are becoming increasingly erratic. So whether growers get too much or too little rainfall, the need for water management...

    9 October 2013

  • Potatoes win the sustainability debate

    Potatoes are the sustainable carbohydrate. It’s a fact. This comes as a result of new research from Cranfield University to compare the total greenhouse gas emissions (GHGE) and water usage for potatoes against rival carbohydrates, rice and pasta. When it comes to food production, environmental concerns are major issues for both the farming and manufacturing industry which is why...

    9 October 2013

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