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  • Potato industry reaps benefits of new computer vision technology

    A prototype computer vision system to identify sub-standard potatoes will be presented by computer scientists from the University of Lincoln at the triennial conference 'Crop Protection in Northern Britain’, taking place in Dundee this week. Post-graduate students from the Centre for Vision and Robotics Research played a major role in the project with Michael Barnes (PhD student) undertaking...

  • Nitrogen uptake discussed at Potato Council Winter Forum

    Applying nitrogen early to potato crops and ensuring nothing restricts its uptake is a key way of boosting yield and reducing fertiliser bills, latest Potato Council funded research* has shown.    The work, carried out by Cambridge University Farm, and presented at the Potato Council Winter Forums, show that yield potential is created very early in the season and provided enough N is available...

    28 February 2012

  • Assess crop profitability, advises senior agronomist at Winter Forums

    Attention to detail on soil management and water use are crucial for crop profitability, according to Eric Anderson of Scottish Agronomy speaking at the Potato Council Winter Forums held at Sutton Bridge Crop Storage Research (January 25) and Harper Adams (February 16).    Yield per se is no longer the driver of economic success, he explained. “Quality criteria are paramount and growers need to...

    28 February 2012

  • Potato Council Storage Forums taking place in East and West of England

    Assess store suitability before using CIPC, urges Adrian Cunnington, head of Sutton Bridge Crop Storage Research (SBCSR); who will offer tips on how to follow best practice at  the Potato Council Storage Forum East on March 1 and  the Storage Forum West on March 2.    Adrian, who is a member of the Potato Industry CIPC Stewardship Group, reminds all storage managers that CIPC residues are being...

    28 February 2012

  • Space age agronomy on show at the World Potato Congress

    This year’s World Potato Congress, to be held in Edinburgh in May and organised by Potato Council, has attracted a remarkable line-up of international speakers. Grower Gateway examines the notable developments they will be highlighting.    Space age agronomy Satellite technology developed during the cold war is set to deliver state-of-the-art crop monitoring systems to help growers improve...

    28 February 2012

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