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  • Two-pronged approach targets tuber diseases

    A new project is investigating novel ways to apply seed tuber fungicides and diagnostics, aiming to improve control of major skin diseases.  As part of the project, Sutton Bridge Experimental Unit is looking for samples of crops susceptible to skin spot. A two-module project is underway that aims to tackle tuber diseases from two angles.  While Scottish Agricultural College (SAC) and...

    10 September 2011

  • Be vigilant of rot risk advises Sutton Bridge

    There are potentially serious problems with rots in potato stores this year, Sutton Bridge Experimental Unit has warned.  Close monitoring and good ventilation are vital.Potato growers must stay vigilant and handle stored crops carefully to avoid the risk of rots developing, Potato Council’s Sutton Bridge Experimental Unit (SBEU) has warned.As harvest progresses, reports indicate that the...

    10 September 2011

  • Stewardship guidelines protect aphid control

    A four-year LINK project, completed this year, concludes that growers must stick to resistance-management guidelines to ensure continued peach-potato aphid control.With current uncertainty over future pesticide availability, crucial research into the risks of aphicide resistance has highlighted the importance of maintaining the range of chemicals available for aphid control.  The...

    10 September 2011

  • Slug control hit by new residue limits

    Metaldehyde has been withdrawn for use on potato crops.  Levy-payers are being urged to discuss slug control plans with their agronomist, purchaser and chemical supplier to ensure they conform to new EC regulations that came into action on September 1.Potato growers will need to review slug control measures following the withdrawal of metaldehyde.The new EC regulation (No 396/2005) that...

    10 September 2011

  • PiP seminars explore industry challenges

    New priorities for aphid control, consumer attitudes and the latest on industry efforts to measure potato’s carbon footprint were the focus of seminars at last month’s Potatoes in Practice (PiP) near Dundee.  Sponsored by Potato Council and hosted by SCRI, Scottish Agricultural College (SAC) and CSC Potatocare, record numbers came to see the latest potato-related research.The potato is a...

    10 September 2011

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