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  • Top international researchers to speak at World Potato Congress

    Top potato researchers from Britain and The Netherlands have joined the speaker panel at World Potato Congress 2012 due to take place in Edinburgh, May 27-30. There’s something for all growers and purchasers at the event.  Exploiting the potato genome and how new-found knowledge will ultimately impact production, nutritional qualities and consumer needs will be the focus for Dr Glenn...

    7 October 2011

  • Register now for BP2011 and beat the queues

    Early booking is recommended for this year’s BP2011 as record numbers are expected to attend, says Potato Council head of communications Sharon Hall.   Online registration is now open at and industry representatives are already flocking to download their free tickets.   “Book now and ensure fast-tracking on arrival at the event, so you can make the most...

    7 October 2011

  • Measure emissions and enter a free prize draw for World Potato Congress

    Make an appointment to measure your potato-specific greenhouse gas emissions on the Potato Council stand at BP2011 and enter our special prize draw to win free entry to World Potato Congress!  ‘Greener’ potatoes are on the cards thanks to a new farmer-friendly greenhouse gas calculator undergoing on-farm trials that will be showcased at BP2011.  The Cool Farm Tool, a piece...

    7 October 2011

  • Early senescence after year of unusual weather

    This year has seen crops naturally senescing at the start of defoliation, so choice of product has not been as critical as it would normally be for preventing re-growth, commented Frontier’s Dr Reuben Morris, at the East of England Potato Day held at Tuddenham, Bury St Edmunds on September 1.  Commenting on field trials undertaken on defoliation methods that were demonstrated at...

    7 October 2011

  • Bruising advice offered at North of England Event

     This year’s Potato Council North of England Event included a series of practical, in-the-field interactive workshops and trials, with key industry figures such as Eric Anderson from Scottish Agronomy and Barry Baker from Grimme offering tips on reducing bruising.  “Bruising is a significant factor affecting the whole of the GB potato industry and it is estimated that each grower...

    1 September 2011