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Irrigation is becoming a necessity in many UK potato fields

United Kingdom: Too parched for potatoes if irrigation is not available?

November 15, 2022
After two dry years out of four, many farmers are seriously considering the future viability of a water hungry crop like potatoes. An exceptionally dry summer for much of the UK this year came on the back of a dry growing season in 2018.
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Savings and cleaner water: Jersey Royal Company applies fertilizer directly under the seed potato with Stocks AG’s Rotor Meter.

October 18, 2022
In the last six years, one of the UK’s leading potato growers has saved over GBP 300,000 (USD 330,000) through an unconventional but highly effective use of Stocks AG’s Rotor Meter.
Cosecha de patatas en Valdegovía (Cortesía: P.J.Pérez, Noticias Ávala)

España: Menos patatas en Álava por culpa del calor

September 14, 2022
No siempre el calor es bueno para determinados cultivos y menos cuando en un año como este la ausencia de lluvias ha inquietado a los productores y ha obligado a gastos suplementarios en bombeo de agua y en cantidad de riegos.
Potato plants blooming in a field in northwestern Washington. Researchers are looking at ways to grow potatoes with less soil disturbance, which can improve soil health. (Courtesy: Deirdre Griffin LaHue)

How can we improve soil health in potato cropping systems?

August 02, 2022
Minimizing soil disturbance is one of the key tenets promoted to build soil health in agricultural systems. Many farmers across the country have adopted reduced and no-till systems to build soil carbon, a central component to healthy soils.
The British Potato Trade Association said the heatwave had compromised the "yield and quality" of potato crops.

Heatwave to push up price of chips (French Fries), say UK potato farmers

July 22, 2022
In the United Kingdom the price of French fries (UK: chips) is set to increase after recent high temperatures ravaged crops, potato growers have warned. Farmers said the heatwave had added to pressures caused by rising costs linked to the war in Ukraine.
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Case IH acquires spray booms specialist to strengthen its crop protection equipment portfolio

July 19, 2022
CNH Industrial has acquired Specialty Enterprises LLC (Specialty), North America’s largest manufacturer of premium aluminium spray booms for agricultural applications. Specialty, which operates one manufacturing facility.
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Comportamiento normal de las lluvias en las regiones de la costa, sierra y selva en julio. La situación cambiaria en agosto.

Pronóstico agroclimático para el cultivo de papas en Perú en el periodo julio-septiembre 2022

July 17, 2022
El Servicio Nacional de Meteorología e Hidrología (Senamhi) presentó el riesgo agroclimático para el cultivo de papa para el período julio-setiembre 2022. La situación cambiaria en agosto.
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Ceres Imaging Announces Integration Partnership with Probe Schedule

June 23, 2022
Ceres Imaging, the precision farming analytics provider that helps farmers build more profitable and more sustainable operations, announced a new partnership with Probe Schedule
Sistema de control de heladas en el cultivo de papas.

Chile: Sistema de control de heladas en el cultivo de papas

June 14, 2022
El presente informativo entrega las bases técnicas para el establecimiento de un sistema de control de heladas, a través de riego por aspersión para el cultivo de papas.
El río Velillos a su paso por Moclín.

Granada, España: Prohíben regar cultivos de patatas con aguas procedentes del río Velillos afectadas por una bacteria en Moclín

May 25, 2022
La Dirección General de la Producción Agrícola y Ganadera de la Junta ha detectado un brote de bacteria 'Ralstonia solanacearum' en las aguas superficiales del río Velillos, en Moclín, Granada.

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