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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

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.
AHDB Potato Specialist Mike Storey to retire

AHDB Potato Specialist Mike Storey to retire

December 11, 2018
After some 36 years with AHDB and its predecessor organisations, Potato Specialist Mike Storey is going to retire at Christmas. His colleague Adrian Cunnington looks back...
Bill Watts joins AHDB as Knowledge Exchange Manager focused on Potatoes

Bill Watts joins AHDB as Knowledge Exchange Manager focused on Potatoes

October 18, 2018
Bill Watts has joined AHDB as Arable Knowledge Exchange Manager (Potatoes) for the West Midlands, South West and Wales.
UK potato processing companies say serious issues with potato supply 'extremely likely'

UK potato processing companies say serious issues with potato supply 'extremely likely'

August 03, 2018
The Potato Processing companies in the United Kingdom have released a statement through the Potato Processors’ Association Ltd (PPA), expressing their concern for the impact of current weather conditions on UK potato processing sector.

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