Monday, 30 November 2015

Strategic Potato Farm: winter event details

Did you attend a farm walk? Did you join us at the open day? Perhaps you have been checking in with this blog? Or were present at the BP2015 seminar? 

AHDB Potatoes would now like to invite you to our indoor SPot Farm review event which will bring together all the in-field activity from the past season into one day in Staffordshire.

When: Thursday 3 December 2015 - 09:30 to 15:30

Where: Hawkesyard Estate and St Thomas’s Priory Golf Club, Rugeley, Staffordshire, WS15 1PU

Directions: By road: From the south on M6 TOLL, leave at J4, A38 signposted Lichfield, A51 signposted Rugeley and follow the signs to Golf Club. From the north on M6 leave at Jct 15, A34 signposted Stone, A51 signposted Rugeley, A460 signposted Armitage and follow the brown tourist signs to Golf Club. 

Annually around £1.5 million of levy is invested in an AHDB Potatoes research and innovation programme. This has aims to drive efficient and economical production and increase marketable yield.

The all-new Strategic Potato Farm introduced in Spring is a demonstration of the latest, independent best practice in a commercial setting.

This event is a fantastic opportunity to explore, question and discuss the findings and observations from the wide ranging technical demonstrations which have been implemented this past growing season by our hosts W B Daw & Son.
What have we examined?

- Soil & cultivations

- Crop nutrition
- Preventing run-off

- Precision techniques
- Irrigation scheduling

- Seed rates
- In-field greening

Through small groups discussions we will dig into the detail. With the help of leading experts including researchers from NIAB CUF, as well as our host James Daw, this event will help ensure you have the answers and information you need to take the latest research-led thinking back to your enterprise.
Please join us for coffee and registration from 9.30am.
Lunch will be provided and the event will draw to a close at 3.30pm.  
Look forward to seeing you there!