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  • Industry's finest sought for award

    Potato Council is seeking nominations for this year's British Potato Industry Award.  The award is presented to an individual recognised for their outstanding contribution to the British potato industry.Exemplary business leadership skills, outstanding contribution to potato research, a great champion of the industry – these are among the qualities that have been recognised by the British...

    6 September 2011

  • Farmers urged to join water initiative

    Farmers in another ten river catchments are set to benefit as Defra grants £12.9 million for the England Catchment Sensitive Farming Delivery Initiative (ECSFDI) in 2008/09.  The project identifies how growers can improve production, as well as reduce pollution. Growers taking part in the England Catchment Sensitive Farming Delivery Initiative (ECSFDI) have found there are production...

    6 September 2011

  • Knowing your disease risk before planting

    Understanding seed and soil pathogen levels can benefit sound crop management.  Predictive diagnostics have been used in a recently concluded four-year study, funded by the Potato Council.Pre-planting tests that give you a quick, accurate assessment of disease risk have moved a step closer, thanks to a Potato Council-funded research project. The research, carried out at SCRI, SAC and...

    6 September 2011

  • Meter, monitor, manage to cut energy bills

    As fuel and electricity costs spiral, the results of Potato Council research have revealed how monitoring is a crucial first step to taking control of energy use.  Advice and guidance on how to do so will be rolled out this summer.Electricity prices have doubled over the past four years and the cost of tractor fuel has doubled in just 15 months.  What’s more, reduced emissions targets...

    6 September 2011

  • Thirst vs over-indulgence

    A three-year Potato Council-funded study commenced in April to get a better understanding of efficiency of water usage in the potato crop.  UK conditions will be compared with extreme environments, to build a picture of how potatoes could react during climatic change.Growers could be achieving a higher yield through a better understanding of their soils and the water they apply to their crop...

    6 September 2011

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