Pests and Diseases

Blackleg under spotlight at AHDB Potatoes event

Blackleg under spotlight at AHDB Potatoes eventBlackleg and Brexit will be the focus of an AHDB conference for the potato seed industry on 3 November. Held this year in St Andrews, Scotland, the biennial event will explore measures to control bacterial blight blackleg, levels of which are rising slightly according to the AHDB. “In the seed potato sector there is a strong awareness that we need to work hard to control disease risks,” said Rob Clayton, sector strategy director at AHDB Potatoes. “At this year’s event we plan to identify known best practice measures and separate them into those that are widely used and those that remain largely unadopted. Once we have identified those that are not being used, we need to find out what is preventing their uptake.” More

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