Grower Gateway - Issue 3, 2012
|World Potato Congress speakers outline key developments|
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...
Variety seed rate guides now available
|Scab control a priority|
Many potato growers will have to ration irrigation this season if the dry weather continues, but scab control must remain a priority wherever good skin finish is needed. More...
|Wealth of topical information offered at popular Storage Forums|
There was an excellent attendance at the recent Potato Council storage forums held at Sutton Bridge and Herefordshire Racecourse. Growers were rewarded with plenty of topical information to help improve their storage regimes. More...
|Getting the most from rhizoctonia protection|
Consistent product application is the secret of effective rhizoctonia prevention. Applicators are often quicker and more effective than hand applications. More...
|Use diquat to control blight or viruses in outgrade piles|
Diquat can help blight and/or virus control in outgrade piles, according to Potato Council blight specialist Gary Collins, who advises close monitoring of piles to prevent outbreaks. More...
|Are your employees trained to be safe?|
Potato Council health and safety training, currently available on a DVD, will soon be available online to download from the website. More...
Events and publications
April 26: South West Potato Day, Frogmary Green Farm, Somerset
May 3: Welsh Potato Day, Cleddau Bridge Hotel, Pembroke Dock, Pembrokeshire
May 27-30: World Potato Congress, Edinburgh www.wpc2012.net
June 20: West Midlands Potato Day, Corfton Farms, South Shropshire
June 27: South East Potato Day (venue tbc)
July 5: East Midlands Potato Day, Manor Farm, Holbeach Hurn, Lincolnshire
July 17: Fife Potato Day, Westhall Farm, near Cupar, Fife
August 9: Potatoes in Practice, Balruddery Farm, Dundee
August 30: East of England Potato Day (Suffolk)
September 4: North of England Potato Day, Headley Hall Farm, Yorkshire
September 6: North West Potato Day, Aston Grange, Cheshire
September 12-13: Potato Europe, France
November 29: Sutton Bridge Crop Storage Research Storage Day