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AHDB Potatoes to host Welsh Potato Day next week

The Welsh Potato Day event will take place next Tuesday, 19 February, 2019 – 08:45 to 13:30 at Wolfscastle Country Hotel, Wolfscastle, Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire. Participants will be informed about the results from the Strategic Potato Farms.


8.45-9.30          Registration, bacon rolls and tea/coffee

9.30                    Stephen Mathias (Puffin)/Bill Watts (AHDB) – Welcome

9.35                    Daniel Griffiths (Grimme UK) – mechanical techniques for haulm destruction

10.00                  Aidan Wright (AHDB) – Potato market intelligence update

10.25                  Bill Watts – Biofumigation for management of PCN and other soilborne pests

10.50                  Tea/coffee break

11.10                  James Cheesman (Belchim) – update focussing on Gozai® for haulm desiccation

11.40                  Ben Clunie (Swansea University) – PhD update on wireworm management options

12.00                  Simon Fox (Emerald Crop Science) – OptiYield: microbials and biostimulants for enhanced potato yield

12.30                  Stephen Mathias (Puffin)/Bill Watts (AHDB) – Summary of the day

12.35-13.30      Lunch and depart

Please click here to register. Further information on the AHDB Potatoes website

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