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SPot Farm Results Week - Harvest 2020

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Desiccation – how effective are Diquat alternatives for potato crops
Results from the 2020 crop and previous season’s research, with lead researcher Mark Stalham, before a discussion with SPot Hosts, from across the country.
Jim Reid Mark Stalham Mike Shapland Will  Gagg
2021-01-19T09:00:00Z 2021-01-19T10:30:00Z Europe/London Desiccation+%E2%80%93+how+effective+are+Diquat+alternatives+for+potato+crops Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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PCN: Deceiving potato pests with trap crops
Results will aim to develop good establishment for trap crops when drilled after cereal harvest. Including date of drilling, weed control and drilling depth.
Anne Stone Ivan Grove James Lee
2021-01-19T12:00:00Z 2021-01-19T13:00:00Z Europe/London PCN%3A+Deceiving+potato+pests+with+trap+crops+ Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Weed control with fewer actives
Data on how to replace lost chemistry. Drone footage of this year’s crop from SPot East, and chat with Agronomist Graham Tomalin and Host Mike Shapland
Graham Tomalin Mike Shapland
2021-01-19T15:00:00Z 2021-01-19T16:30:00Z Europe/London Weed+control+with+fewer+actives Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Which approach to potato irrigation?
What is the most effective use of water when for irrigating your potato crop to meet high supermarket quality standards? Results from SPot North trials.
Amber Barton Bob  Hillier Mark Stalham Will  Gagg
2021-01-20T12:00:00Z 2021-01-20T13:00:00Z Europe/London Which+approach+to+potato+irrigation%3F Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Resilience through research
Tomorrow’s world. Our long term research plans and projects and how we intent to tailor them to your potato agronomy needs.
Alice Sin Antonia  Walker Joe Martin
2021-01-20T14:30:00Z 2021-01-20T16:30:00Z Europe/London Resilience+through+research Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Reducing the threat of aphids in a potato crop
Reflecting on the 2020 trials at SPot East and Scotland, we will discuss what can be done differently in 2021 to minimise the risk of aphids to a potato crop?
Alex Wade Graham Tomalin Jim Reid Mike Shapland
2021-01-21T09:00:00Z 2021-01-21T10:00:00Z Europe/London Reducing+the+threat+of+aphids+in+a+potato+crop Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Managing sprout suppression without CIPC
AHDB’s Storage Research team share the results from the SPot Farm trials looking at the dormancy of 40 popular varieties.
James Oliver Laura Bouvet Simon Faulkner
2021-01-21T12:00:00Z 2021-01-21T13:00:00Z Europe/London Managing+sprout+suppression+without+CIPC+ Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Land preparation for planting potatoes: cultivations & seed placement
An independent panel will discuss findings on where reductions in costs or increase to yield can be made in cultivation, seed spacing and nitrogen nutrition.
Andrew Wilson Kerr Howatson Philip Wright Will  Gagg
2021-01-21T15:00:00Z 2021-01-21T16:30:00Z Europe/London Land+preparation+for+planting+potatoes%3A+cultivations+%26+seed+placement++ Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)


Alex Wade

AHDB Knowledge Exchange Manager (West Midlands, South West & Wales)

Alice Sin

AHDB Research Management Scientist (Soils & Water)

Amber Barton

AHDB Knowledge Exchange Manager (East Midlands)

Andrew Wilson

CJ Wilson

Anne Stone

AHDB Knowledge Transfer Manager

Antonia Walker

AHDB Senior Knowledge Transfer Manager

Bob Hillier

Environment Agency

Graham Tomalin


Ivan Grove

Senior Researcher

James Lee


James Oliver

AHDB SPot West Host

Jim Reid

SPot Scotland Host

Joe Martin

AHDB Crop Protection Senior Scientist (Weeds)

Kerr Howatson

Bruce Farms

Laura Bouvet

AHDB Knowledge and Innovation Facilitator

Mark Stalham

Independent Consultant

Mike Shapland

AHDB SPot East Host

Philip Wright

Independent Soil Consultant

Simon Faulkner


Will Gagg

SPot North Host

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