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  • Sprout Suppression 2020

    Effective sprout suppression is fundamental to managing stored potato quality.  In April over 65 potato industry movers and shakers including regulators and approval holders, gathered in York for AHDB Potato Council’s Sprout Suppression 2020 forum to debate the future.   For more than fifty years Great Britain has been heavily reliant on chlorpropham (CIPC), as a cost effective and efficient...

    23 April 2015

  • Driven by consumer needs and innovation

    Head of Potato Council R&D, Dr Mike Storey discusses Potato Council’s new Research and Innovation Strategy which is focused on delivering the greatest benefits to levy payers over the next 5 years.   “Looking to 2020, GB will continue to need to produce crops efficiently and economically,” says Mike.  “But production must be driven by customer needs and innovation.”   The newly launched...

    23 April 2015

  • Supporting potato trade with the Canaries

    Each year, large quantities of GB ware and seed, are exported to the Canary Islands.  Potato Council’s head of seed and export, Rob Burns, updates on the current difficulties affecting this long established trade agreement.    “While no one knows the exact date of the potato's arrival in Europe, its entry point was probably Spain's Canary Islands, where traditional potato cuisine plays an...

    23 April 2015

  • Giving nematicides a secure future

    New Nematicide Stewardship Programme (NSP) guidelines are essential for these pesticides to have a sustainable future.   This is one of the key messages that the newly-formed Nematicide Stewardship Programme (NSP) group is keen to highlight to the potato industry and to European regulators.   Nematicides have come under considerable scrutiny recently, not only from European regulators but from...

    23 April 2015

  • Your ‘technical toolbox’ for 2015

    As the 2015 season progresses, it’s time to arm yourself with the latest R&D news, technical information and tips from our 2015 events, and meet the new technical experts on our knowledge transfer team.   Valued by levy payers, our technical events get consistently good feedback from our industry.  The feedback we receive is invaluable to help us make improvements, and our technical events...

    23 April 2015

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