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GBP 2.2 Million new funding to safeguard Scotland's potato and bulb industries

GBP 2.2 Million new funding to safeguard Scotland's potato industry from Potato Cyst Nematodes (PCN)

August 23, 2021
After the Plant Health Centre led a working Group to identify a clear strategy for dealing with the Potato Cyst Nematode (PCN) crisis, a report was delivered to the Scottish Government.
Crop4Sight Releases Innovative Irrigation Scheduling Tool

Crop4Sight adds irrigation scheduling tool to their potato crop toolkit

May 24, 2021
Crop4Sight’s online and mobile digital toolkit is designed to help growers maximise saleable potato yields and was launched as a commercial service in 2020. Crop4Sight now adds a potato irrigation scheduling tool.
Weight loss and compression damage in potato storage

UK: High levels of weight loss and compression damage in potato storage

May 23, 2021
This season AHDB (United Kingdom) is receiving a lot of reports of high levels of softening, dehydration and compression damage from potato store managers.
Blight studies reveal evolution of potato disease in Europe and Asia

Blight studies reveal evolution of potato disease in Europe and Asia

May 03, 2021
Plant scientists at the James Hutton Institute are studying the evolution of late blight in potato by working with industry and research partners to track the distribution and diversity of dominant clones in Europe in 2020
Scottish Government working group presents plan to combat Potato Cyst Nematodes

Scottish Government working group presents plan to combat Potato Cyst Nematodes

March 12, 2021
New research to tackle the growing scourge of Potato Cyst Nematode (PCN) has been identified by a specialist Scottish Government working group.
Bridging the gap between potato growers and scientists

Bridging the gap between potato growers and scientists

February 05, 2021
To ensure the research AHDB funds has the biggest impact and benefit for the potato industry, they work to connect growers with researchers and scientists with initiatives like their Strategic Spot Farms.
UK Potato Storage: regular checks vital this season for reducing risks

UK Potato Storage: regular checks vital this season for reducing risks

November 22, 2020
The continued wet weather in late October/early November in the United Kingdom has extended the harvesting season beyond eight weeks for some, which is clearly not good news where stores have been part-filled and cooling systems unable to function correctly.
Wildflowers could control aphid-borne viruses in potatoes

Wildflowers could control aphid-borne viruses in potatoes

November 17, 2020
Sowing wildflowers into potato crops could reduce aphid-carried viruses and offer an alternative to declining access to insecticides for growers.
Gowan acquires late blight, rhizoctonia protection agents from Bayer

Gowan acquires late blight, rhizoctonia protection agents from Bayer

January 17, 2020
Gowan Crop Protection Limited, an affiliate of Gowan Co. LLC., has entered into agreements with Bayer AG to acquire rights to the active ingredients fenamidone and pencycuron.
Extreme weather hits potato processors in the UK for the second year in a row

Extreme weather hits potato processors in the UK for the second year in a row

December 02, 2019
Potato processors in the United Kingdom and their growers express again extreme concern about the potato supply, due to wet weather and potato varieties grown for processing in particular affected.
Four 'resistancy' genes in current commercial potato varieties already defeated by Phytophthora Infestans

Cuatro genes de 'resistencia' de tizón tardío en variedades comerciales actuales de papa ya derrotadas por Phytophthora Infestans

July 31, 2019
Investigaciones recientes en el Instituto James Hutton sugieren que las diferencias genéticas en los linajes de la papa han dejado a las papas británicas y estadounidenses vulnerables al tizón tardío, la enfermedad que causó la hambruna irlandes.
Four 'resistancy' genes in current commercial potato varieties already defeated by Phytophthora Infestans

Four late blight 'resistancy' genes in current commercial potato varieties already defeated by Phytophthora Infestans

July 31, 2019
Recent research at the James Hutton Institute suggests that limited genetic differences in potato lineages has left British and American spuds vulnerable to late blight, the disease that caused the Irish potato famine.

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