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Webinar: Potato soil health – Why bother?

Soil health has a major impact on productivity and economic performance. This winter AHDB in the UK is running its Potato Soil Health Campaign – part of the Great Soils Programme.

The goal of this campaign is to encourage potato growers to reconsider their current practice when it comes to soil health. New ideas and ways of approaching the emerging new legislative guidelines, will have a huge impact on traditional management practices and ultimately the financial health of a business.

A webinar titled “Potato soil health – Why bother?” will be hosted by AHDB tomorrow, Thursday November 19.

AHDB says it is committed to raising awareness about soil health and its importance as well as sharing evidence-based best practice which can be used as part of an integrated programme designed specifically for potato growers.

AHDB believes that by continued monitoring and collation of data in fields used for potatoes as part of a rotation, growers can achieve better soil quality, structure, resilience and overall profitability.

This webinar will cover:
– Soil health benefits and how to use biofumigation
– The impact of ELMS: What will potato growers have to do to comply?
– Long term benefits of including organic matter
– Regenerative Agriculture – an alternative approach to productivity and improving the environmental impacts of potato growing in the 21st century

If you can’t make it for the live webinar, you can still register to receive a recording and links to resources after the event.

Go here to find full information and to register.

Source: AHDB
Photo: Sunny Slope Farm

Lukie Pieterse, Editor and Publisher of Potato News Today

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