Grower Gateway - Issue 4, 2012
|Exceptional turnout for the first South West Potato Day|
Despite inclement weather, the first South West Potato Day (April 26 at Frogmary Green Farm, South Petherton, Somerset) was a big hit with growers arriving from as far afield as Cornwall. More...
Water – are you aware of the changes in the situation?
|The aphid monitoring service has gone ‘live’ for the 2012 season|
Growers and agronomists already registered for Aphmon alerts and reports need to login to the Aphmon website and review their settings. More...
|High profile for resource management at World Potato Congress|
Doris Blaesing of the RM Consulting Group in Australia and Anton Haverkort of Netherlands-based Wageningen University acknowledge that, at first sight, making decisions about how to use the resources of labour, land, machinery, stores, water, pesticides, fertilisers and energy more efficiently may seem complicated. More...
|PepsiCo’s David Wilkinson calls for wider collaboration in supply chain|
There must be more collaboration and innovation throughout the supply chain and beyond to meet the financial and sustainability challenges the potato industry faces. That’s a key message David Wilkinson intends to deliver to his audience at this year’s World Potato Congress in Edinburgh at the end of May (www.wpc2012.net). More...
|Tackling the threat of non-endemic pests and diseases|
Overseas potato pests and disease threats can become reality, so growers should take responsibility for helping to prevent them entering Britain, says Potato Council head of seed and export, Robert Burns. More...
|Results from Potatoes in Practice 2011 now online|
The results from last year’s field trials and demonstrations from Potatoes in Practice are now online at www.potato.org.uk/events/potatoes-practice. More...
|Correction to ‘Preventing Common Scab’ article|
There was an error in the article entitled ‘Preventing Common Scab’ published in the latest edition of Tubertalk. We apologise for any confusion this may have caused. To read the corrected article, please click here...
|Opportunity to join Potato Council|
Potato Council is seeking a Technical Executive to work with Potato Industry levy payers and stakeholders in Scotland to communicate the results of new R&D. More...
Events and publications
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, Brookland village hall, Romney Marsh, Kent.
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, Frederick Hiam, Tuddenham, 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: Storage Day, Sutton Bridge Crop Storage Research, Sutton Bridge, Lincolnshire
June 18: one day course, variety and disease identification, NIAB, Cambridge. Email Hannah Parrish for details on firstname.lastname@example.org
November 22: Potato Conference and Exhibition. ADAS and Syngenta UK in association with Potato Council. Newark showground, Newark-on-Trent. Details to be announced.