This year’s Potatoes in Practice event is set to be bigger and better than ever before, with trials and demonstrations from Potato Council, The James Hutton Institute, SAC, Agrii and many others.
Potatoes in Practice, Britain’s largest field-based event dedicated to the potato industry, is free and will take place on August 9th 2012 at Balruddery Farm, near Dundee.
The event provides focused agronomy and business advice for growers and the wider potato industry to help maximise yields and business potential.
In addition, it delivers the latest R&D developments, ensuring growers and agronomists are kept abreast of scientific advances and crop treatments.
This year Potato Council trials and demonstrations will look at herbicide sensitivity on a range of varieties including some of the most commonly grown varieties. Other Potato Council-sponsored demonstrations will cover haulm destruction and the use of mineral oils for virus control. There’ll be an extensive seminar programme that will cover important information for growers, including what’s new in R&D on viruses and what changes have there been in the blight population? They will also hear a suppliers thoughts on meeting spec’ and maximising saleable yield.
Rob Burns, head of seed and export at Potato Council, says: “Potatoes in Practice will give farmers and advisers a fantastic opportunity to have a look at the newest government, Potato Council and industry-supported research.
“This year we’ll be looking at key R&D developments and ways in which growers can tackle this season’s key challenges. Keep August 9th free and come along to see what valuable information you can gather that could make a real difference to your businesses.”
Sponsored by Potato Council and supported by Potato Review, Potatoes in Practice is a practical event providing valuable information for our industry. More than 760 growers, advisors, overseas visitors and industry representatives attended in 2011.
Don’t miss PiP 2012!
|Grower Gateway - Issue 5, 2012|