The British Potato Event 2019

Fera
Start Date20 November 2019 09:00:00 GMT
End Date21 November 2019 16:00:00 GMT
LocationYorkshire Event Centre, Great Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate, United Kingdom
Event TypeConference
Fera AreAttending and Exhibiting


Come and see us on stand 194 at The British Potato Event 2019,

Yorkshire Event Centre, Harrogate

BP2019 is the premier event of its kind, unmissable for those involved in all parts of the British potato industry and a major draw for others worldwide. Once every two years the whole of the potato industry comes together for this unique 'seed to shopping trolley' event. It's an exceptional networking and business opportunity for those who grow, handle, process and retail the crop in this multi billion industry.

Our experts will be on hand to discuss your crop health requirements and how we can help minimise yield loss, maximise margins and improve quality, so if you are attending BP2019 this year then come and see us on stand 194.

Plus, be sure to come along to our stand to grab your FREE sausage sandwich!*

Throughout the two-day event we will be holding multiple masterclasses on our stand sharing the latest methods to keep our customers one step ahead - don't miss out and view our agenda:

Day 1 - Wednesday 20th November 2019

10:30 - Brian Carter, Bacteriologist - Measuring, monitoring and managing Blackleg; best practice for you and the industry 
11:30 - Tom Prior, Principal Plant Nematologist - Setting the industry standard for nematode sampling, testing and interpretation – how to optimise your strategy for nematode control 
15:00 - Adrian Fox, Principal Plant Virologist - The questions you should be asking about virus when buying seed potatoes

Day 2 - Thursday 21st November 2019

10:00 - Tom Prior, Principal Plant Nematologist - Setting the industry standard for nematode sampling, testing and interpretation – how to optimise your strategy for nematode control 
11:00 – Brian Carter, Bacteriologist - Measuring, monitoring and managing Blackleg; best practice for you and the industry 
14:30 - Adrian Fox, Principal Plant Virologist - The questions you should be asking about virus when buying seed potatoes

Come along to stand 194 and more learn about...

Big Soil Community

During BP2019 the Fera experts will be discussing the benefits of the Big Soil Community and why you should join the growing number of farmers who know more about their soil health and have the advantage to grow better crops, increase their resilience to climate change and reduce input costs. The sample window closes on 30th November 2019, so don’t delay!

Crop Testing

We are world renowned for providing excellence in crop testing and diagnostic services offering the most comprehensive range of services throughout all sectors of the supply chain. Our leading expertise and outstanding facilities can help you understand and identify your agricultural challenges; helping you to deliver more economically and environmentally resilient farming solutions for the sustainable intensification of arable systems. Our crop testing includes:

• Potatoes and field vegetables
• Arable Crops
• Soft Fruit
• Seeds

Nematology Testing

Nematodes are microscopic pests responsible for billions of pounds of yield loss each year. Potatoes Cyst Nematodes (PCN) are considered the most damaging pest of potato crops in the UK with losses up to 35%. However, Plant-Parasitic Nematodes (PPNs) can be just as damaging as they can parasitize nearly every plant species, resulting in devastating adverse effects on the quality and yield of host crops.

Fera offers a unique free-living nematode analysis service that provides identification to species level as well as nematode identification and consultancy advice for any sector of agriculture or horticulture.

Soil Health

We are helping farmers and industry to understand how different soil properties influence the development and spread of pests and diseases. We help by developing more effective soil-management strategies to mitigate these risks.

We help to:

• Improve soil-management practices to combat crop pests and diseases
• Understand pesticide behaviour in different soil conditions
• Develop more effective control measures for different soil types
• Undertake tests for soil health, pathogens and diseases
• Indicator Species - Species are identified as natural indicators when their presence or abundance, within sites of a particular habitat or a conservation area are high
• Microbial Loads - Testing of microbial loads provides the ability to identify levels of micro-organisms within a sample

Insect Monitoring

Our team of world leading entomologists offer multidisciplinary expertise in terms of design and management of insect monitoring schemes. This ensures your crop management strategy is fit for purpose and is able to address any potential viruses within your crop, mitigating the potential economic risk to your harvest. We also use applied entomological research into virus transmission in glasshouse and field plots, together with research into the physiology and behaviour of disease vectors using laboratory behaviour tests and electro-penetration graphs (to measure feeding behaviour). With our service you can monitor and forecast the spread of pests, weeds and diseases in real time; combining chemical, and agronomic strategies for smarter crop protection.


*Free sandwich redeemed through survey completion. Limited number available.


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