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  • The future of effective sprout control

    CIPC application rates have been revised since this article was first published - for the current rates visit www.cipccompliant.co.uk Chlorpropham (CIPC) is long established as the major global sprout suppressant, but whilst EU regulations tighten, the team at Sutton Bridge Crop Storage Research (SBCSR) has been evaluating new alternatives.   Effective sprout suppression is a...

    8 April 2013

  • Flexible approach to Smith may pay

    New evidence from the James Hutton Institute shows that the long established blight prediction conditions defined by a ‘Smith Period’ need to be approached with some flexibility.Speaking at the Potato Council’s Winter Forums at Sutton Bridge and Harper Adams, the Institute’s Dr David Cooke outlined the findings from experiments that observed the development of GB’s...

    8 April 2013

  • Virus vigilance

    The evolution of aphid and virus populations means GB is facing continued challenges to control the spread of virus in crops. The latest Potato Council research ensures growers are one-step-ahead.  With 2013 crop planting underway, it won’t be long before growers and agronomists are considering aphid management this season. “It’s therefore a good opportunity to remind...

    8 April 2013

  • To improve crop yields start with best practice seed management

    With the start of 2013 planting under way, Simon Alexander of SA Consulting notes the importance of good seed management this season.It’s vital to be ready for seed deliveries, and when they do arrive, check the delivery and know what’s in there. “Bags should be labelled and carry the appropriate seal from the certifying authority. Inspect the seed and where necessary wash a...

    8 April 2013

  • New on-line PCN model launched

     Potato Council has recently launched a new on-line model for Potato Cyst Nematode (PCN), replacing an older CD version. The new pallida model is more user friendly allowing more flexibility to look at “what if” scenarios.  PCN is the most significant pest of potatoes in Britain, with an estimated 64% of potato land infested, with Globodera pallida being the dominant...

    8 April 2013

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