Opportunity for potato growers to question experts at the East of England potato event

Potato growers will have the opportunity to put their questions to specialists at the East of England Potato Day to be held on September 1 at Frederick Hiam, Hill Farm, Tuddenham, Bury St Edmunds.

The field-based event is being held in association with Branston Potatoes, Fenmarc Produce, McCain Foods and QV Foods. Growers will be given the chance to quiz Dr Mark Stalham from Cambridge University Farm (CUF) on how to reduce bruising.

They will also be able to put their questions to Dr David Firman, also from CUF, whol will be speaking and answering questions on grower collaboration, reducing nitrogen and seed rates.

Furthermore, delegates will be able to discuss seed treatments with experts from Bayer, BASF and Syngenta - and defoliation treatments managed by Frontier.

In addition there will be the opportunity to view numerous new varieties that will be on display, with the breeders on hard-to-answer questions.

Potato Council representative Gary Collins said: "These practical discussions really help growers make informed business decisions."

"Delegates have the opportunity to discuss their concerns with speakers, so they can really benefit from their knowledge and experience."

To book a place at the event potato industry levy-payers should contact Miya Kotecha at Potato Council on 02476 478782 or email her at  mkotecha@potato.org.uk

For more information please visit www.potato.org.uk/events

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