potatoes

  1. Corteva Updates

    Revolutionary late blight potato fungicide launched in co-formulation

    Revolutionary late blight potato fungicide launched in co-formulation A revolutionary co-formulated fungicide for the prevention of late blight in UK and Irish potato crops will be available for farmers to use during the 2020 growing season. Zorvec Endavia® is a liquid combining...
  2. Corteva Updates

    Growers urged to plan for heightened potato blight threat

    Growers urged to plan for heightened potato blight threat Farmers are facing challenging conditions in which to control late blight after Hutton Criteria disease warnings were declared in key potato-growing areas. A large percentage of the UK crop is at the critical rapid canopy growth...
  3. Corteva Updates

    Changing weather conditions heaps blight pressure on potato growers

    Changing weather conditions heaps blight pressure on potato growers Farmers are facing challenging conditions in which to control late blight after Hutton Criteria disease warnings were declared in key potato-growing areas. A large percentage of the UK crop is at the critical rapid canopy...
  4. Corteva Updates

    Farmers reminded to keep Forefront T-treated forage on-farm

    Farmers reminded to keep Forefront T-treated forage on-farm Farmers who have treated pasture with Forefront® T (contains aminopyralid and triclopyr), this year are reminded of the need to pay attention to restrictions on its use, and how treated grass may be subsequently used. Forefront T is...
  5. CHAPs News

    Helping farmers fight PCN in Kenya

    Helping farmers fight PCN in Kenya UK – KENYA collaboration has targeted one of the most economically important crop pests, potato cyst nematode (PCN), through the development of a new assessment tool. The tool aims to enable farmers in Kenya to successfully detect PCN in-field, supporting...
  6. CHAPs News

    Featured Solution - Data Diagnostic Insights - The Rise of the Digital Farm

    Featured Solution - Data Diagnostic Insights - The Rise of the Digital Farm Five years ago, when people started talking about Digital Farming and Big Data, most were not sure what this was or how it related to field base crop production. Since then, writes Keith Norman, the speed of technical...
  7. CHAPs News

    CHAP launches CropMonitor Pro â a new digital service for predicting crop pest and disease risks

    CHAP launches CropMonitor Pro â a new digital service for predicting crop pest and disease risks CHAP is delighted to announce the launch of a new digital service – Crop Monitor Pro. It is designed to help growers and agronomists predict the likelihood of pest and disease outbreaks on their...
  8. DSV News

    Expanding Wheat, Oilseed Rape & Maize Ranges from DSV

    Expanding Wheat, Oilseed Rape & Maize Ranges from DSV New varieties of wheat, oilseed rape and forage joined DSVs established portfolio of wheat, OSR and cover crops on their stand at CropTec 2018. Weve got an expanding maize portfolio with a DSV variety now available for most situations, says...
  9. Agrovista News

    Crop safety is paramount in high value root veg

    Crop safety is paramount in high value root veg Don't compromise crop safety despite difficult conditions, is the message for root crop growers looking to maximise yield potential. Sensitive, high value crops combined with one of the most limited portfolios of crop protection products in the...
  10. Agrovista News

    Fine-tune root crop irrigation to optimise performance

    Fine-tune root crop irrigation to optimise performance As the season remains unpredictable for many, root crop growers are encouraged to fine-tune irrigation programmes by utilising available technologies that optimise performance. Primarily grown on lighter land with limited moisture-holding...
  11. Agrovista News

    Inspiring change â demonstrating return on investment for growers

    Inspiring change â demonstrating return on investment for growers Inspiring change through a refreshed approach to crop health, is the ethos behind a new product concept from Agrovista. The Innovation Range addresses the need for targeted bioscience products, offering growers clearly...
  12. Agrovista News

    Knowledge transfer key to successful veg growing

    Knowledge transfer key to successful veg growing Be open-minded, adaptable and creative, is the message from Nottinghamshire grower Philip Lilley, as he prepares to supply the nation with Christmas dinner veg. “Battling with challenging weather conditions and constantly changing plant...
  13. RTK Farmer

    Frederick Hiams Ltd using RTK to improve efficiency in Potato production.

    Frederick Hiams Ltd using RTK to improve efficiency in Potato production. Frederick Hiam Limited is a diverse Farming and Fresh Produce Business, with farms in Suffolk & Cambridgeshire. Growing a wide range of crops including Potatoes, Onions, Parsnips, Parsley Root, Cereals, Sugar Beet...
  14. Hutchinsons News

    Using farm trials to build more sustainable farming systems

    Using farm trials to build more sustainable farming systems Farm trials provide an excellent test-bed for the latest tools and technology in real-world situations, but often results can be considered in isolation, potentially overlooking the complex interactions across farming systems...
  15. Hutchinsons News

    TerraMap Carbon - the UKâs first Carbon Mapping Service now available

    TerraMap Carbon - the UKâs first Carbon Mapping Service now available Hutchinsons launches TerraMap Carbon the first ever carbon mapping service to provide the most accurate baseline measurement of both organic and active carbon in the soil and is now available to UK farmers. Despite growers...
  16. Hutchinsons News

    Hutchinsons Helix farm network continues to expand

    Hutchinsons Helix farm network continues to expand Hutchinsons is delighted to announce the addition of Hundayfield farm to its network of Helix regional demonstration farms. Owned by Nick and Liz Wilson, Hundayfield farm just outside York is the northern region Helix demonstration farm in...
  17. Hutchinsons News

    Bespoke cover crop solutions to improve soils

    Bespoke cover crop solutions to improve soils Leading agronomy firm Hutchinsons has unveiled a new range of tailor-made cover crop mixes that includes options which could help improve the structure and health of land left fallow this spring. With many fields in the wettest parts of the UK...
  18. Hutchinsons News

    Remedying Soil Problems After a Difficult Harvest

    Remedying Soil Problems After a Difficult Harvest With the recent challenging wet weather in many areas of the country, farmers should consider what can be done to make their soils more resilient for the years ahead, says Matthew Hyslop, Hutchinsons agronomist, based in Angus and Perthshire...
  19. Hutchinsons News

    Potato Grower Increases Worm Numbers with Cover Crops

    Potato Grower Increases Worm Numbers with Cover Crops A Shropshire grower is trying to limit the damaging effect of heavy cultivations for potato crops to his light soils through the use of cover crops. He has seen worm numbers increase since introducing the cover crops to his rotation...
  20. Gemini Slug Pellets News

    Ironclad Slug Pellets

    Ironclad Slug Pellets “Ironclad is the first UK manufactured Ferric Phosphate slug pellet. Marketed by Gemini slug pellets and manufactured by Doff Portland in Nottingham. James Kennedy director at Gemini Slug Pellets commented “Having a UK production site not only allows for rapid response...
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