Slugs and fungus provide Potato Day focus

A new event for potato growers in the South West will highlight the use of metaldehyde for slug control and best practice in controlling the pathogenic fungus Rhizoctonia.

The South West Potato Day will be held on 26 April 26 at Frogmary Green Farm in South Petherton, Somerset.

Simon McMunn, commercial manager at adjuvant and molluscicide supplier De Sangosse, will discuss the use of metaldehyde and alternative slug control products.

The session on Rhizoctonia control will focus on treatment application. "When an applicator is calibrated correctly, growers can achieve better seed coverage," said Potato Council technical executive Chris Steel, organiser of the event. "This will have a direct impact on tuber quality and yield, operator safety and the environment."

The event will also discuss the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions and trials of different nitrogen regimes.


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