Potato Science Live showcase for agronomy and technology

This season’s extended series of Syngenta Potato Science Live events are set to give growers and agronomists an exciting insight into some of the future technologies designed to enhance the efficiency and profitability of potato crop production.

The format of these popular events provides a chance to quiz specialists in new industry agronomy and technology, covering a range of topics from planting through to harvest and storage.

Syngenta potato technical manager, Michael Tait, believes the adoption of new technologies and science discoveries could provide significant advances in the way crops are grown in the future.

“Last season posed some significant challenges for growers – from the late start to planting, through periods of intense heat and moisture stress, with variable yields at harvest,” he reported. “There are new innovations in blight monitoring, spray application and desiccation management that can help focus on reducing that variability and producing consistent high yields of quality tubers.”

With a range of speakers and specialists from across the industry, Potato Science Live will provide a first look at a range of new agronomy opportunities, along with some ideas and practical measures that can be readily implemented this season.

The nationwide events will be held at:

Meeting Date Meeting Time Venue Syngenta Contact
Weds 6th Feb 2019 09:15 – 13:00 Cider Museum, Pomona Place, Hereford, HR4 0EF Mel Codd
Thurs 7th Feb 2019 09:30 – 14:00 Frogmary Green Farm, South Petherton, Somerset, TA13 5TJ Duncan Woodward
Tues 12th Feb 2019 09:15 – 13:00 The Golden Lion Hotel, Main Street, Easenhall, Rugby, CV23 0JA Mel Codd
Tues 12th Feb 2019 09:00 – 13:00 Timbers Country Lodge, Fincham, PE33 9HE Gillian Colman
Weds 13th Feb 2019 09:00 – 13:00 Boston West, Hubberts Bridge, Boston, PE20 3QX Jennifer Kingsmill
Thurs 14th Feb 2019 09.30 – 12.30 Park House Hotel (Garden Suite), Park Street, Shifnal, Shropshire, TF11 9BA Rob Farrow

 

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John Swire - Deputy editor of Agronomist and Arable Farmer as well as responsibility for the Agronomist and Arable Farmer and Farm Business websites. After 17 years milking cows on the family farm John started writing about agriculture in 1998 and has since written for a variety of publications and has developed a wide circle of contacts within the industry. When not working John is a season ticket holder at Stoke City and also of late has become a fitness freak, listing cycling, swimming and walking as his exercises of choice.