Contents tagged with potatoes

13 September 2021

Early attack may cause non-emergence or stunted, pale-green to yellow foliage, upper leaves rolled, stems black and often greasy in region of ground level, stems easily pulled out. Late attack may cause collapse of fully developed haulm

15 October 2021

Black dot is caused by the fungus Colletotrichum coccodes and although a mild disease it is one of the most problematic blemish diseases of washed, pre-packed potatoes.

1 September 2021

Alternaria, also known as early blight, is a mainly soil-borne fungal pathogen that affects potato crops. It is a global disease that has been present in GB crops for many years.

7 November 2018

A number of methods of seed tuber treatment have been investigated with the aim of improving the coverage and hence the efficacy of fungicide treatment.

6 September 2021

Blackleg is one of the key diseases across all sectors of the potato industry in Great Britain. This management guide was last updated in 2013.

8 October 2018

Sampling and lab testing for PCN are vital, as, at low levels of infestation, no symptoms are seen in the field. This document provides a step-by-step guide to the sampling and testing process. If you have any further questions please contact your agronomist/advisor or your AHDB Knowledge Exchange Manager.

13 September 2018

We are looking for organisations to sponsor our 'Grow Your Own Potatoes' (GYOP) project. Running since 2004, GYOP is a hands on initiative for primary aged children (5-11).

24 August 2018

Damaged crops cost the UK potato industry over £200/ha and care needs to be taken at every stage of the production system to minimise this cost. Planning ahead, routine maintenance and adapting machinery settings to the conditions are key areas to reducing the risk of damaging crops.

23 August 2018

How to make the most of the global export market post Brexit will be one of the major themes of this year’s Seed Industry Event held on 15 November in St Andrew’s.

9 August 2018

Potatoes are less exposed to Brexit risks than many other sectors.

9 August 2018

The Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) has announced four potato-focused appointments to join the newly formed Arable Knowledge Exchange team.

16 August 2019

In this article you will find a summary of potato innovations seen across the world