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A workshop for potato farmers who want to better manage soil

By Western Morning News  |  Posted: December 04, 2013

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Potato Council and Catchment Sensitive Farming are hosting a soil management workshop at CS Dustow and Son's, Colwith Farm Storage Facility in Lanlivery, Cornwall, on December 17.

Potato Council technical executive and event organiser, Chris Steele says, "I urge all South West growers to come and find out about topical soil and water management solutions relevant to all local potato businesses."

The morning presentations will cover: MOPS II (Mitigation of Phosphorus Sedimentation) new techniques for improving water utilisation and reducing soil runoff; Growing in extreme weather conditions, the timing and impact of operations; Thinking about our environment, diffuse water pollution issues in Cornwall and the Tamar Valley.

Following lunch an open forum discussion will tackle, short-term tenancies and the pros and cons for productivity and the environment. Attendees will be able to visit CS Dustow and Son's, new storage and grading facility.

"Come and meet Potato Council staff to discuss how your levy is invested and meet the CSF team to find out more about what Catchment Sensitive Farming can offer you," said Chris. Levy-payers can register for this event at: www.potato.org.uk/events or contact Miya Kotecha on 07792 209919 or email: miya.kotecha@potato.ahdb. org.uk

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