Potato Council releases advice

Managing the Risk of Black Dot, a guide on how growers can tackle the potato skin disease, has been launched by the Potato Council.

The guide is being sent to all levy-payers and features research carried out by some of the country's top plant pathologists and industry experts - including researchers from the Scottish Crop Research Institute, ADAS and Scottish Agricultural College (SAC).

SAC's Stuart Wale, who led the project, said: "There are so many factors that contribute towards black dot, and you don't know whether your management has been a success until well into the storage season.

"Recent research has brought major advances in our ability to predict this disease accurately and it's time for growers to benefit."


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