Potato Science Live tackles new agronomy topics for 2020 season

This season’s 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.

New topics to be addressed at meetings include:

  • Potato blight genotype changes and effects on control strategies
  • Crop desiccation options after diquat
  • Managing increasing challenges of wireworm
  • Integrated control of PCN populations
  • New Closed Transfer System for spray application

Speakers include the AHDB, potato agronomists and consultants, along with Syngenta potato and application specialists.

Potato Science Live will provide a first look at a range of future 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
Tues 21st Jan 2020 09:30 – 12.30 Cave Castle Hotel, South Cave, Brough, Humberside. HU15 2EU
Tues 28th Jan 2020 09:30 – 13.30 Frogmary Green Farm, South Petherton, Somerset. TA13 5TJ
Thurs 6th Feb 2020 09:30 – 12.30 Cider Museum, Pomona Place, Hereford.      HR4 0EF
Tues 11th Feb 2020 09:30 – 13:00 The Golden Lion Hotel, Main Street, Easenhall, Rugby. CV23 0JA
Weds 12th Feb 2020 09:00 – 12.30 Timbers Country Lodge, Fincham. PE33 9HE
Thurs 13th Feb 2020 08.30 – 11:00 Park House Hotel (Garden Suite), Park Street, Shifnal, Shropshire. TF11 9BA
Fri 14th Feb 2020 09.00 – 12.30 Grimme UK, Station Road, Swineshead, Boston, Lincs. PE20 3PS

 

 

For more information and details of how growers and agronomists can book a place, visit the Syngenta website: https://www.syngenta.co.uk/events

 

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