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Soil health, rotation and planting best practices on the agenda of webinar

This is the third AHDB hosted webinar in what the industry body in the UK saying to be a very popular series of potato themed webinars based around soil health, rotation, machinery practices and new approaches to improving and maintain the health of soil which is used for growing potatoes.

AHDB says its primary aim is to encourage uptake of soil health and encourage new supportive practices for potato growers. Presenters and themes during the webinar on 17 February are:

• Soil preparation and nutrition: Jon Telfer, Development Manager, Yara, will open this session by covering what growers can do to ensure good establishment when it comes to preparing for planting of a potato crop
• The importance of organic matter and how this can assist in bounce back in relation to soil resilience when planting potatoes. This topic is to be covered by Chris Martin, Head of Soil Health, Agrovista
• Planting depth and spacing – Harry Henderson, Knowledge Exchange Technical Manager, AHDB will discuss planting set-up, planting depth, and spacing and what can be done to improve soil structure and improve crop establishment

According to AHDB, you can still register to receive a recording and links to resources after the event if you can’t make it for the live webinar. Go here to register.

Source: AHDB

Lukie Pieterse, Editor and Publisher of Potato News Today

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