Grower Gateway - Issue 2, 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. More...
Potato Council Storage Forums taking place in East and West of England
||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...
||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...
||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...
||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...
||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 and publications
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