North West potato growers, advisors andagronomists will meet in Aston, Runcorn, 24 June, 2014 to get the latesttechnical information at Potato Councils Cheshire Potato event.
Hostfarmers Andrew and Steve Shaw are opening their farm gates to growers who areserious about a long-term future in the potato industry.
Followingregistration from 16.30, Dr Rob Clayton,Director of Potato Council will open the event.
Cultivationstrategies following a wet winter will then be the theme for an expert panelcomprising Matt Smallwood of SA Consulting; John Sarup of Spud Agronomy andPotato Councils Chris Steele. The interactive field session will address soilmoisture, machinery choice and timing, along with other regionally-specificissues.
CarolineEvans, Head of Marketing and Corporate Affairs at Potato Council will presentthe revised definition of the New Potato in GB and Senior Analyst, HannahGoodwin will provide an overview of the 2014 Early Potato Market and supplysituation.
Afinal panel will give their unique insight and take questions from the floor onthe demand and market opportunities for Cheshire Early Potatoes. The panelline-up of local potato professionals includes Richard Park of E Park &Sons; Tod Bulmer of Kenyon Hall Farm; and Simon Leaver from Fylde Fresh &Fabulous.
Toround up the programme, delegates are invited to a buffet dinner at 19.30 forfurther networking opportunities. Growers can register for the Cheshire PotatoEvent at: www.potato.org.uk/events