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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.
Mark Stalham Jim Reid Will  Gagg Mike Shapland
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 James Lee Ivan Grove
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 2021-01-19T16:05:00Z 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 Mark Stalham Bob  Hillier Will  Gagg
2021-01-20T12:00:00Z 2021-01-20T13:25:00Z 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.
Sue Cowgill Adrian Cunnington Cathryn Lambourne Joe Martin Alice Sin Antonia  Walker
2021-01-20T15:00:00Z 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 2021-01-21T10:30:00Z 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.
Adrian Briddon James Oliver Simon Faulkner Laura Bouvet
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.
Harry Henderson Andrew Wilson Kerr Howatson Will  Gagg Philip Wright
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)


Sue Cowgill

AHDB Crop Protection Senior Scientist (Pests)

Adrian Cunnington

AHDB Head of Crop Storage Research

Cathryn Lambourne

AHDB Crop Protection Senior Scientist (Diseases)

Adrian Briddon

AHDB Crop Storage Research

Harry Henderson

AHDB Knowledge Exchange Manager

Richard Meredith

Head of Arable

Amber Barton

AHDB Knowledge Exchange Manager (East Midlands)

James Oliver

AHDB SPot West Host

Kerr Howatson

Bruce Farms

Andrew Wilson

CJ Wilson

Graham Tomalin


Alex Wade

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

Laura Bouvet

AHDB Knowledge and Innovation Facilitator

Simon Faulkner


Mark Stalham

Independent Consultant

Bob Hillier

Environment Agency

Will Gagg

SPot North Host

Jim Reid

SPot Scotland Host

Philip Wright

Independent Soil Consultant

Ivan Grove

Senior Researcher

Mike Shapland

AHDB SPot East Host

James Lee


Anne Stone

AHDB Knowledge Transfer Manager

Antonia Walker

AHDB Senior Knowledge Transfer Manager

Alice Sin

AHDB Research Management Scientist (Soils & Water)

Joe Martin

AHDB Crop Protection Senior Scientist (Weeds)

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