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Farmer to reveal best practice in potato growing

The event will showcase potato growing best practice.

The event will showcase potato growing best practice.

Aughton potato grower Andrew Webster’s desire to try the science in Potato Council-funded trials to increase productivity at his farm is to be opened up to other growers.

Potato farmers experience different conditions and challenges each season, and the interactive field session on September 11 will be led by the country’s leading experts from Agrovista, McCain, NIAB CUF, and Spud Agronomy.

Topics will cover the latest best practice for cultivations, cover crops, and crop nutrition.

Andrew said: “Getting the optimum primary, secondary and bed preparation cultivations plays a key factor to my yield, tuber quality and the stability of the structure, therefore increasing knowledge is high on my agenda.

“I’m pleased that Potato Council has arranged an open event, so other growers can come and see the study first hand, discuss the results with experts and can take away and share best practice.”

Following the field discussions, a session on the latest storage technology will take place in Andrew’s new potato store.

Registration is at 3.45pm until 8.15pm followed by a buffet meal. Levy-payers can register online at www.potato.org.uk/events or contact Miya Kotecha on 07792 209919.

 

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