Friday, December 6, 2019

Industry gears up for flagship biennial British Potato event

November 6, 2019 by  
Filed under Crops

Practical solutions to help growers overcome a raft of challenges will be the focus of this month’s British Potato 2019 event.

The two-day industry showcase takes place on 20-21 November at the Great Yorkshire Showground on the outskirts of Harrogate. A £12m investment means the venue offers two state-of-the-art exhibition halls, space for outdoor exhibits and seminar facilities.

Seminars will focus on the most effective available alternatives to products such as diquat, linuron and other chemicals which have either been withdrawn or are coming up for renewal soon. It will including results from national haulm destruction field trials.

Practical tools, tips and information will help growers play to their strengths as industry regulations change. This will include a round up of key issues – including post-CIPC cleansing, using natural dormancy and available alternatives.

Harvest review

“For UK potato growers it is an ideal time to evaluate the 2019 season, discuss what worked well and what didn’t, and begin planning for the next series of agronomic challenges” says Belchim technical and development manager Adrian Sisson, who is among the exhibitors.

With Praxim (metobromuron), Gozai (pyraflufen-ethyl) and Ranman Top (cyazofamid), Mr Sisson says Belchim offers growers a complete range of solutions in pre and post emergence weed control, desiccation and potato blight control – as well as a wealth of knowledge and practical advice.

“Canopy management without diquat will undoubtedly be one of the biggest hurdles next season.  Our team of technical experts will be on hand to advise on future approaches to desiccation and share what we have learned from our trials over the last four years.”

The first night of the event will also see the presentation of the AHDB National Potato Industry awards. It is the first time the awards will be held as part of a larger ceremony, which is being hosted by the Potato Review.

Outstanding contribution

AHDB Potatoes chairwoman Sophie Churchill said the levy body was pleased to support the awards, which recognised the dedication and entrepreneurial spirit of high-achievers who had made outstanding contributions to the overall potato industry.

“While the awards are partly about thanking them for their efforts, they also allow us to highlight the breadth of knowledge, innovation and talent this sector possesses, and the fantastic opportunities which are available to the next generation in the potato industry.”

A lifetime achievement award will be presented to the person who has dedicated their career to the potato industry and whose efforts have significantly benefited the sector. An AHDB award will also be presented to the person judged to have made a significant contribution in the last five years.

For full details, visit www.bp2019.co.uk

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