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  • Potato Plantings by Variety in Great Britain for 2011

     The Potato Council has now produced provisional estimates of planted areas by variety for England, Scotland and Wales for 2011. These are shown in Table 1 attached with comparisons to previous years 2006-2010. The total planted area for Great Britain is now estimated at 126,328 ha. This revises the end-July provisional estimate of 127,450 ha, and is based on a sample of 2,269 growers...

    15 September 2011

  • World Potato Congress 2012

     Research speakers confirmed for World Potato Congress 2012.For more information on this and all event content, visit: www.wpc2012.netNews Release September 19, 2011Renowned researchers join speaker programme at World Potato CongressTop potato researchers from Britain and The Netherlands have joined the speaker panel at the World Potato Congress (WPC 2012) due to take place in Edinburgh,...

    19 September 2011

  • Growers back CUF research findings

    Validated through trials work and now backed up with impressive first-year results from the Grower Collaboration project, the way forward on research that focuses on improving marketable yield was discussed at a Potato Council forum. The results speak for themselves, but the best way to implement the fruits of the research on farm will depend heavily on individual circumstances. Growers,...

    11 September 2011

  • Prove your pesticide prowess on potatoes

    More than 160 growers attended Potato Council’s Yorkshire Potato Day, held at Central Science Laboratory near York March 11.  High on the agenda were the technical challenges of keeping production threats at bay with a reduced pesticide armoury.More cultural control and care with chemicals are on the cards for UK potato growers, according to speakers at Potato Council’s Yorkshire Potato Day...

    11 September 2011

  • New blight funding approved

    Potato Council has recently commissioned a major new project for a further three seasons to ensure levy-payers have the most up-to-date information on blight.  A new element of the research will seek to understand how current blight populations are influenced by temperature and humidity.New Potato Council blight research, involving the collaborative efforts of SCRI, Scottish Agricultural...

    11 September 2011