Wednesday, 01 October 2014

Potato Week 2014 to take place on October 6-12

The dates for Potato Week 2014 are October 6-12 and the campaign will celebrate the humble potato and encourage mothers to ‘trade-up’ from generic whites to named varieties.

Ishida multihead weigher helps Martini Alimentare to increase production capacity by 25 per cent

The installation of a 20 head Ishida multihead weigher at Italian food manufacturer Martini Alimentare has delivered an immediate 2% improvement in product giveaway and enabled the company to increase production capacity by 25

CEJA announced new partnership with Bekina to help young farmers

The European Council of Young Farmers (CEJA) announced a new partnership with Bekina at its General Assembly in Brussels, Belgium, attended by a number of leading young farmer representatives from across Europe.

Agreement signed for a new fry factory in China

Inner Mongolia Linkage Potato Co., Ltd and Farm Frites have signed an agreement to establish a joint venture in Wudan Town, Chifeng City in Inner Mongolia in China.

Kent Crisps Announces New Branding

AMC Foods announces the re-launch of their popular Kent Crisps brand. A brand new design concept has been created with a new Kent Crisps logo and each flavour displays a captivating image of Kent to emphasize the provenance

Interpom | Primeurs 2014, virtually fully booked

Interpom | Primeurs 2014, virtually fully booked

Interpom | Primeurs, the leading trade fair for the whole of the potato, vegetable and fruit sector in E...

Sri Lanka’s Government to Purchase All Potato Stocks from Farmers

Sri Lanka’s Government to Purchase All Potato Stocks fr...

Sri Lanka’s Prime Minister D.M.Jayaratne announced in Parliament that the government was ready to purchase...

Professionals from All Over the World and Around 10,000 Visitors at Potato Europe

Professionals from All Over the World and Around 10,000...

PotatoEurope 2014 took place on 3 and 4 September on the Rittergut Bockerode estate in Springe-Mittelrod...

McCain announces new Canadian President

McCain announces new Canadian President

McCain Foods Limited announced the appointment of Shai Altman as President, Canada, effective October 2...

BioSafe Systems announces Ron Fisher as north-east territory manager

BioSafe Systems announces Ron Fisher as north-east terr...

BioSafe Systems announces the appointment of Ron Fisher as Northeast Territory Manager for the agrichemic...

CEJA announced new partnership with Bekina to help young farmers

CEJA announced new partnership with Bekina to help youn...

The European Council of Young Farmers (CEJA) announced a new partnership with Bekina at its General Ass...

Tomra Sorting opens a new research and development center in Dublin

Tomra Sorting opens a new research and development cent...

Tomra Sorting in Dublin has created a new center of excellence for its food optical sorting and peeling...

tna showcases total solutions at Gulfood Manufacturing

tna showcases total solutions at Gulfood Manufacturing

Integrated packaging and processing solutions provider tna will present its range of high performance t...

Ishida multihead weigher helps Martini Alimentare to increase production capacity by 25 per cent

Ishida multihead weigher helps Martini Alimentare to in...

The installation of a 20 head Ishida multihead weigher at Italian food manufacturer Martini Alimentare ha...

Potato Week 2014 to take place on October 6-12

Potato Week 2014 to ...

The dates for Potato Week 2014 are October 6-12 and the camp...

Kent Crisps Announces New Branding

Kent Crisps Announce...

AMC Foods announces the re-launch of their popular Kent Cr...

New DiversaCut 2110A Dicer on Display at SIAL in Paris

New DiversaCut 2110A...

Several Urschel cutting machines will be on display at Sal...

McDonald’s Japan Is Releasing Purple Sweet Potato McShake This Autumn

McDonald’s Japan Is ...

McDonald's Japan is rolling out a special purple sweet potat...

Lay's "Do Us A Flavor" Contest Finalists Announced

Lay's Do Us A Flavo...

Lay's potato chips, one of the brands from PepsiCo (http:/...

BioSafe Systems Introduces Complete Potato Storage Protection Programme

BioSafe Systems Intr...

Following research and development, BioSafe Systems offers...

Future Proofing Cheshire Potatoes

Future Proofing Ches...

Cheshire potato growers gathered at Aston Grange Farm near...

Sophisticated Potato Inspection

Sophisticated Potato...

Improvements in sorting machinery are aimed at many grower...

McCain Foods to Help Monitor Potato Crops with Drones

McCain Foods to Help...

Global potato processor McCain Foods is using drone techno...

Open Farm Sunday 2014 Review

Open Farm Sunday 201...

Farmers and their helpers celebrated this weekend the posi...

Syngenta say the constant demand of potato crops for water in the hot dry weather is posing a serious headache for growers trying to maintain irrigation scheduling.

The world-leading plant science and crop protection company warn that high levels of water being applied to combat deepening soil moisture deficits poses the real risk of washing off blight fungicides, at the same time creating humid conditions beneath the dense crop canopy that are ideal for disease to develop.

Latest reports from the Met Office highlight the soil moisture deficit this season for the Anglian region - covering key potato growing areas from the east midlands across Lincolnshire and East Anglia - has reached over 95mm, more than 50 per cent higher than typical for the time of year. Most growers are operating at the limit of their irrigation capability, highlights Phillip Ayres, Syngenta Area Manager.

"Growers need to make sure they are using blight fungicide that can withstand heavy irrigation, or sudden summer storm downpours that have become prevalent in recent seasons. Trials and growers' own experience has shown REVUS to be the most reliable and give the greatest blight protection following irrigation," he reports.

Trials have shown that even with modest irrigation of 20mm an hour after treatment the performance of cymoxonil and mancozeb was seriously reduced. With an average irrigation application of 40mm, the persistent control with fluopicolide and propamocarb was down below 90 per cent, and when a higher water dose of 80mm was applied its performance rapidly declined to around 60 per cent. REVUS performance was maintained at a consistently high 98 per cent plus control right across all the irrigation programmes.

"Even when blight forecasts based on prevailing weather conditions indicate the disease risk is low, beneath the leafy canopy it can remain hot and humid for several days after an irrigation application - the ideal condition for blight," warns Mr Ayres. "It's crucial that growers maintain protection with an effective and reliable fungicide programme."

REVUS is recognised by independent blight researchers as being the best available product for foliar blight protection. "Its ease of use in practice, coupled with results of over 60 trials showing significantly better and more consistent blight control than other leading fungicides, can give growers the confidence their crops will be adequately protected, no matter when the irrigator passes through or a rainstorm falls," he adds.

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