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Field walks and open days: British potato farmers invited to come get the boots dirty in demonstration fields

AHDB Potatoes in the UK will be hosting several events during the coming weeks when growers will be able to see the practical results of dedicated potato research work in real life and how it pans out in growers’ fields. Strategic Farm West Field Walk will be hosted on 28 June. With their first year under their belt, Farm Manager, Matthew Wallace will be providing a fresh focus on research carried out at Heal Farms in Shropshire last season. This year the focus is on PCN and nematicides. SPot East Open Day will take place at Elveden Farm Estate, London Road, Thetford on 5 July. Several topics will be on the agenda, including presentations by Mark Stalham (NIAB CUF) on nitrogen and black dot, and David Firman on sulphur and seed storage. SPot Scotland Summer Open Day will take place on 10 July, when growers will be able to see several demonstrations underway – cultivations, nutrition, seed spacing, cover crops, Precisio and more. Further details on upcoming events

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