Category: Events

US: Potato Field Day to feature drone demos

State crop growers are invited to this year’s Potato Field Day at the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Hancock Agricultural Research Station. The event takes place July 22 from 12:30 to 5:00 p.m. Attendees will get an update on UW-Madison research on potato genomics, disease, weed and pest management, crop nutrition and related topics. A presentation on the use of remote sensing technology and unmanned aerial vehicles in ag research and precision farming will also be held.

Source: www.wisconsinagconnection.com

Scottish potato Agrico company 
wins national award

Angus-based seed potato business Agrico UK Ltd. has been named as a top organisation for people management practice in the UK, winning the Best School and Business Partnership in the first Investors in People Awards. The company was recognised for its ‘Tattie Tastic Project’ as part of the Scottish Food and Drink Federation’s innovative schools programme. Now in its third year, it has involved classes of primary six and seven children from Glamis and Eassie primary schools joining the business for a series of interactive lessons.

Source: www.forfardispatch.co.uk

UK: Potatoes in Practice grows for growers

With up to 1,000 industry visitors expected, Potatoes in Practice (PiP), sponsored by Potato Council, is the UK’s largest technical field event for the potato industry. It provides key topical technical content to hundreds of growers and industry, this year it will be held on Thursday 7 August, at the James Hutton Institute’s Balruddery Farm, Invergowrie, near Dundee. PiP, organised and hosted by the James Hutton Institute, is held in association with Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) and Agrii. The event offers the anticipated high-standard mix of science, technology and practical advice.

Source: www.potatobusiness.com

Australia: Tassie potato knowledge wows WA industry

Tasmania’s potato industry has been striving to stay competitive, and it seems to be paying off. A delegation from Western Australia’s potato industry, says advances in soil and disease management, are giving Tasmanian growers an edge. The group comprised 16 fresh market, seed and processing potato growers, and staff from the WA Potato Marketing Corporation and Murdoch University.

Source: www.abc.net.au

Nieuwe voorzitter RvB Wageningen UR opent Aardappeldemodag

Prof. Dr. Ir. Louise O. Fresco is per 1 juli jl. benoemd tot voorzitter van de Raad van Bestuur van Wageningen UR. Vanuit deze rol vervult zij de opening van de Aardappeldemodag, een evenement dat elke twee jaar georganiseerd wordt door PPO Westmaas en de NAO (Nederlandse Aardappel Organisatie). Aardappeldemodag staat bekend als dé ontmoetingsplaats van de Aardappelsector.

Source: www.agf.nl