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Cambridge University Potato Growers Research Association (CUPGRA)

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The Cambridge University Potato Growers Research Association (CUPGRA) is a charitable association of potato growers, agronomists, packers, processors and other stakeholders in the supply-chain who value independent, high-quality research.



Based in the UK, it promotes the interchange of scientific research and field practice for innovative, sound commercial production of potatoes through its association with the crop research organization NIAB. This close involvement with NIAB researchers and specialists enables CUPGRA members to rapidly transfer new knowledge into practice for commercial advantage.

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PCN and blackleg main topics at Cambridge potato conference
January 21, 2023

PCN and blackleg main topics at Cambridge potato conference

Potato industry challenges posed by PCN and blackleg were among the topics discussed at the recent Cambridge University Potato Growers’ Association (CUPGRA) annual conference.
Annual Cambridge Potato Conference will be an online event this year
November 17, 2020

Annual Cambridge Potato Conference will be an online event this year

After much discussion and planning by the CUPGRA Executive Committee, it has been decided, owing to COVID-19 restrictions, to go ahead with a virtual conference to continue the unbroken run of 30 successful CUPGRA Cambridge Potato Conferences.
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Potato-growing trial uncovers big savings

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Soil health key to breaking potato yield plateau in UK
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Soil health key to breaking potato yield plateau in UK

Potato yield increases in the United Kingdom have stuttered to a halt in a similar manner to cereals in recent years and experts believe improving the state of British potato-growing soils will be vital to drive yields higher again.