During a virtual seminar on Feb 18, Dr Jeff Miller and colleagues at the University of Idaho, Drs. James Woodall and Nora Olsen discussed the relationship between powdery scab and potato mop-top virus (PMTV), as well as the latest information in pathogen detection technology and the development of PMTV symptoms in storage.
Online seminar: Phosphorous acid fungicides for controlling pink rot
Miller Research in Idaho will today host another of its 1-hour virtual seminars on potato pest and disease management. Dr. Jeff Miller will discuss the latest research on the most effective way to use phosphorous acid fungicides for controlling pink rot. He will also discuss the susceptibility of varieties to pink rot and leak and what post-harvest treatments are the most effective in reducing disease in storage.
A&L Canada Fertility Seminar Series: Potassium and K/Mg ratio in the spotlight
The “big brother of the cations” – potassium – is one of the essentials that is directly tied to over 60 enzyme systems in plants, and it is one of the nutrients most used by the plant, according to A&L CEO and founder Greg Patterson. Join A&L tomorrow, Feb 18 at 01:30 PM (in Eastern Time (US and Canada), for this online seminar session on proper K:Mg ratios and more.
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.
Potato Pest Management Seminar: Fusarium dry rot, Rhizoctonia canker and black scurf
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Miller Research in Idaho will not be holding its annual Potato Pest Management Meeting in person. Instead, they will be having four 1-hour virtual seminars, discussing four different topics related to potato disease management. In the first of these seminars – tomorrow, February 16, 2021
Canadian potato growers advised on wireworm challenges and management strategies
In a webinar hosted by Potatoes in Canada magazine and presented by BASF, Dr. Robert Vernon, entomologist and IPM consultant, and Anne McRae, BASF Technical Service Specialist, Horticulture, discussed wireworm challenges and management strategies across Canada. Wireworm lifecycles, geographic considerations, and new registrations to manage wireworm populations were reviewed.
2021 Ontario Potato Webinars: Soft rot and blackleg, gibberellic acid, herbicide injury and more on the menu
For many years, March has been
CIP: Virtual training webinar to cover apical rooted cuttings
This virtual training webinar, hosted by the International Potato Center (CIP), will cover all aspects of apical rooted cuttings for potato seed production, including sessions on tissue culture multiplication, transplantation, and acclimatization of tissue culture plantlets in polyhouse, among others. The panel will include experts from CIP, the Central Potato Research Institute (CPRI), the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), and the University of Horticultural Sciences, Bagalkot (UHS).
Webinar: Fertiliser calibration – the practice
AHDB and Catchment Sensitive Farming (CSF) in the UK have joined up to look at how you can get the best out of your nitrogen use and fertiliser application through calibration, with a focus on the principles and the practice. This webinar session is focussing on fertiliser calibration in-field and is a practical session for farmers and operators run with Trevor Johnson, Acare Services Ltd, who operates fertiliser calibration and NSTS tests across East Anglia.
World Potato Congress webinar: Aeroponics for nuclear seed potato production in the spotlight
The World Potato Congress will present its next webinar on Thursday, February 18, 2021 with Dr. Peter VanderZaag, a potato farmer in Canada and, due to COVID-19, now an “armchair consultant” involved with numerous potato projects in Asia and Africa. Dr. VanderZaag’s presentation will be entitled:
Specialist opinion: ‘Adopting IPM on commercial farms’ – An insight from New Zealand
During the recent CropTec show in the UK – which was hosted and presented as a virtual, online event – Prof Alison Stewart from New Zealand shared her experience of developing and implementing IPM on commercial farms. She is the CEO of the Foundation for Edible Research in New Zealand. Prof Stewart says there are a large number of global challenges out there for agriculture in every country in the world, and New Zealand is no different.
World Potato Congress webinar with James Hutton Institute potato specialist
The World Potato Congress (WPC) is pleased to present its next webinar on December 15, 2020 with Dr Mark Taylor, Co-leader of Potato Genetics and Molecular Physiology, at The James Hutton Institute in the UK. Dr Taylor’s presentation will highlight some of the key challenges in developing new potato varieties that could deliver the full potential of the crop. Recent achievements in overcoming some the obstacles to improving varieties will be reviewed briefly and important traits for the future considered.
Fertiliser calibration: The principles
AHDB and Catchment Sensitive Farming (CSF) have joined up to look at how you can get the best out of your nitrogen use and fertiliser application through calibration, with a focus on the principles and the practice. This session focuses on fertiliser calibration principles and is designed for owners, operators and advisors. Dr Ian Richards, Independent Consultant will be talking through the key points.
‘Agronomy Week’ will see the launch of the new Potato Variety Comparison Tool and more
The AHDB hosted Agronomy Week will run as a virtual conference from Monday 30 November to Friday 4 December in the UK. It will comprise a series of webinars aimed at agronomists on important issues in contemporary agronomy. Monday and Tuesday will be devoted to cereals and oilseeds During the rest of the week, the event will focus on the potato industry. The new Potato Variety Comparison Tool will be launched on Wedneday.
Webinars for traders of plants and plant products between Great Britain and the EU/NI in 2021
Register to attend free DEFRA hosted webinars to learn more about what you need to do to import/export plants and plant products between Great Britain and the EU/NI from 1 January 2021. These webinars are for importers and exporters of plants and plant products, and will cover a range of important topics, including steps you need to take before 31 December 2020.
Recording of Potato Soil Health webinar now online
This winter AHDB in the UK is running its Potato Soil Health Campaign
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 our 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.
Webinar reminder: Prof Jacquie Van Der Waals on important potato diseases
The World Potato Congress Inc is pleased to be beginning its Fall webinar series on November 12, 2020 with Professor Jacquie van der Waals from the University of Pretoria, South Africa. The webinar will be hosted at 9:00 a.m. Eastern Standard Time (USA and Canada). Professor van der Waals will present on
A changing market landscape in the British potato industry: What behavioural changes has Coronavirus driven?
Following an extraordinary few months for the industry, join the AHDB Retail & Consumer Insight team during a series of webinars, focused on reviewing how the market and consumers have changed during the coronavirus pandemic, and what opportunities and threats this now presents for AHDB sectors. Grace Randall joins Kim Malley for this webinar focused on potatoes, discussing how purchasing and consumption has been impacted by coronavirus, pulling out the opportunities and threats for the category in the future.
Upcoming WPC webinar: Prof Jacquie Van Der Waals on diseases threatening sustainable potato production
The World Potato Congress is pleased to be beginning its Fall webinar series on November 12, 2020 with Professor Jacquie van der Waals from the University of Pretoria, South Africa. Professor van der Waals will present
CFAP2: USDA to host Grower Webinar
USDA is introducing a new round of the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP 2). CFAP 2 provides direct support for producers who have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic since April 2020. During a special webinar to be hosted on Thu, Sep 24, 2020 3:00 PM EDT, growers will be informed about expanded eligibility for certain commodities, new payment categories including a sales-based approach to specialty crops and other specific commodities, and information on how to apply.
Upcoming webinar to focus on harvest conditions and potato storage issues
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Which haulm topper? AHDB Potatoes trialled four machines for potato desiccation
With growers in the UK no longer able to use diquat to desiccate their potato crops, AHDB Potatoes trialled four different haulm toppers at Strategic Potato (SPot) Farm North. You can also listen to an AHDB hosted podcast titled “Desiccation: solutions for the first season without Diquat”. AHDB Potatoes will be showing the results of trials from this year during two following upcoming webinars.
Upcoming webinar: Desiccation – how to apply diquat alternatives to potato crops
Next Wednesday, 19 August 2020, AHDB in the UK will host a webinar focused on potato desiccation. During this online event, participants will get an in-field view of this year
Storage life post-CIPC: AHDB specialists address key grower concerns
Three storage webinars hosted by AHDB in the UK in June were an opportunity for British growers and store managers to hear from the team of storage experts at Sutton Bridge Crop Storage Research, as well as cleaning and agronomy specialists. To complement the webinar sessions AHDB answered some frequently asked questions around key topics of potato storage post CIPC in a news release issued today.