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Organic Potato Workshop: Growing without copper

The future of copper for dealing with blight on potatoes in Britain is uncertain. In 2019 there was no authorisation for its use.

During an Organic Potato Workshop, organized by the Soil Association and scheduled for Wed, 18 September 2019 in Peterborough, potential alternative products and resistant varieties will be explored, and participants will be hearing from growers that are growing without copper.

This workshop is being run as part of the Organic-PLUS research project which seeks to minimise—and eventually phase out—certain contentious inputs occasionally used in certified organic agriculture across Europe.

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 774340. ​​Follow the project on Twitter.

Full information about the event, including the program, location and booking procedure can be found on this website

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