Thursday, December 14, 2017

AHDB Potatoes chairwoman brings quality experience to her role

December 1, 2017 by  
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Appointed earlier this year, AHDB Potatoes chairwoman Sophie Churchill has already made her mark as she works on behalf of the sector and supply chain.

Mild weather could prolong pest and disease challenge

December 1, 2017 by  
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With winter crops now in the ground, growers should keep an eye on any emerging problems, says Richard Overthrow.

Cereal crops and rape overcome catchy harvest

December 1, 2017 by  
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Combinable crop yields proved to be better than expected for many growers this year – following a dry and mild season that was something of a stark contrast to the wet weather and high disease pressure that characterised 2015/16.

Defra under fire for supporting wider ban on neonicotinoids

December 1, 2017 by  
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Industry leaders have criticised Defra secretary Michael Gove after he said tougher restrictions on neonicotinoid pesticides were justified by a growing weight of scientific evidence.

Active recirculation key to good potato storage

October 31, 2017 by  
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In-store applications of sprout suppressant Chlorpropham (CIPC) must now be made using active recirculation, growers are reminded.

Trailer reversing sensors are hit with growers

October 31, 2017 by  
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Tong’s Engineering Caretaker mobile grader is now available with a new option of trailer reversing sensors – making hopper loading quicker, safer, easier and more accurate than ever.

Driving out potato blight with dual control

October 31, 2017 by  
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Crop scientists have confirmed another tool in the armoury to control plant diseases whose pathogens mirror the evolution of antibiotic resistant bacteria in humans.

British Potato 2017 navigates post-Brexit path for sector

October 31, 2017 by  
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Farmers, researchers and the supply chain will share centre stage at British Potato 2017 as the sector prepares to up its game post-Brexit.

Keep on top of fieldwork to ease pressure on crops

October 31, 2017 by  
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A mild wet autumn has brought its own disease and pest challenges, says Richard Overthrow.

Focus on integrated crop management for oilseed rape

October 31, 2017 by  
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A new field trial site to provide an insight into the benefits of innovative integrated crop management for oilseed rape has been launched by Syngenta.

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