ADAS and Syngenta in association with the potato council will again be hosting the Potato Conference and Exhibition in 2012 Progressive potato farming: management for healthy tubers, increased yield and resource stewardship. This conference is a well established major one-day event for all those involved in the potato industry, including growers, packers, processors and all those who supply products and services to the industry. The previous conference was well attended, and was of great benefit to all those taking part. Organised by ADAS and sponsored by Syngenta Crop Protection UK Ltd this event provides a platform for discussion and debate on the issues, opportunities and challenges facing the Potato Industry.
Conference presentations will include subjects such as cultivations and seed quality, machinery and application equipment as well as water and soil management.

This event is registered for BASIS and NRoSO CPD points 

The support of the Potato Council is gratefully acknowledged

Conference Programme

The conference will cover a variety of topics related to all aspects of potato production and management:

9.00 Registration, tea, coffee and first opportunity to visit exhibitor stands

Morning speaker session: technical developments

Chair: Simon Groves (ADAS)

10.00 The importance of quality seed David Firman Cambridge University Farms

10.30 Potato cyst nematode, future developments Tom Prior Fera

11.00 Potato fertility under the covers Martyn Silgram ADAS

11.30 Seed treatment application and good stewardship David Turner Turner Agriculture

12.00-14.00 Two course lunch and opportunity to visit exhibition stands

Afternoon session: marketability and future trends

Chair: Andrew Curtis (Syngenta Crop Protection)

14.00 Financial pointers and business performance Neil Cameron Bidwells

14.30 Future water abstraction reform Henry Leveson-Gower Defra

15.00 Signposting the future success of the potato industry Kate Cox Potato Council

15.30 Review of the season and future prospects, Denis Buckley Highfield Lodge Agronomy

16.00 Round up

16.15 Tea, coffee and further opportunity to visit exhibitor stands

17.00 Close

Trade stands and outdoor machinery demonstrations will be available to view over an extended two hour lunch, and at the start and end of the conference.

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