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Grower Gateway - Issue 2, 2012

Publication Date: 
28 February 2012

WPC

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. More...

Storage

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.
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Water

Dealing with drought
A new Potato Council report carried out by Cranfield University aims to help growers better understand the implications of the developing drought across key potato-producing areas of England. More...

Potash

Applying Farmyard manure? Take account of the potassium content
There is no pressing need to change potato potash fertiliser recommendations. But many more growers applying farmyard manure must take account of its potassium content; and all, but especially those in the north, should keep a close watch on soil magnesium levels. More...

Forum

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). More...

Canopy

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. More...

Online

E-volution and online planting returns - the way forward
On-line planting returns couldn’t be easier and over 25% of growers, equivalent to 50% of the planted area, have already made the switch and are benifiting from a simple system which saves time and money. More...

Events

Events and publications

Events

March 1: Storage Forum East, Sutton Bridge

 

March 2: Storage Forum West, Herefordshire racecourse

 

April 26: South West Potato Day, Frogmary Green Farm, Somerset

 

May 3: Welsh Potato Day, Puffin Produce, Pembrokeshire

 

May 27-30: World Potato Congress, Edinburgh www.wpc2012.net 

 

June 20: West Midlands Potato Day, Corfton Farms, South Shropshire

 

June: South East Potato Day (date and venue tbc)

 

July 5: East Midlands Potato Day, Manor Farm, Holbeach Hurn

 

July 17: Fife Potato Day (venue tbc)

 

August 9: Potatoes in Practice, Balruddery Farm, Dundee

 

August 30: East of England Potato Day (Suffolk)

 

September 4: North of England Potato Day (venue tbc)

 

September 12-13: Potato Europe, France

 

November 29: Sutton Bridge Crop Storage Research Storage Day

 

Publications
go to http://www.potato.org.uk/knowledge-hub/publications and use the keyword search or email publications@potato.ahdb.org.uk 

 

 

Cost Benefit Analyses:

Best practice control for outgrade piles:

Cost of production crop year 2011:

Glyphosate advice leaflet and sticker

Common Scab guide:
H&S DVD:
Business Improvement guide:
Seed rate guides:

Crop Nutrition for Potatoes:
Environmental guidance for potato production
(partnership publication):


Growers’ advice The Water Framework Directive and how it will impact on potato growers. To download a copy go to the Growers Advice area.

Contact publications on
publications@potato.ahdb.org.uk for your free copies.

 

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