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Producing quality seed potatoes in Scotland.

Producing quality seed potatoes in Scotland.

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Published by Scottish Crop Research Institute in Dundee (Invergowrie, Dundee DD2 5DA) .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Seed potatoes -- Scotland.

  • Edition Notes

    SeriesProceedings of the Scottish Society for Crop Research, Bulletin / Scottish Crop Research Institute. (N.S.) -- no.1, Bulletin (Scottish Crop Research Institute) -- no.1.
    ContributionsScottish Crop Research Institute., Scottish Society for Crop Research.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination52p. :
    Number of Pages52
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL21841975M

      Potatoes can take warm air temperatures, but when the roots warm up too, productivity plummets. A second problem with growing potatoes in towers, pots or bags is the dwarfing effect caused by the containers. The plants sense that they are growing close together, which makes them produce numerous small tubers rather than a few large ones. That a cool, porous soil is largely responsible for the best quality in potato growing was evidenced at the Aspen Fair this year, when the first prize potatoes in a most wonderful exhibition were found to come from an altitude of 8, feet above the sea. Probably the most important item in securing a high quality potato is seed selection.

    To achieve the objective of providing quality seeds to farmers, requires capacity building in seed production technology, marketing, business management and other elements that require the involvement of key stakeholders and strategic partners. Home Dutch date is the key for Scots potato export market In recent years exports of seed potatoes from Scotland have gradually increased to the point where they are now worth millions of pounds.

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Producing quality seed potatoes in Scotland Download PDF EPUB FB2

Scotland only produces high quality Pre-basic and Basic seed potatoes and the colour of label for these two categories is white with a purple diagonal stripe and plain white respectively. Scotland does not produce the lower category Certified seed potatoes and consequently Scottish seed potatoes never carry a blue coloured label.

The Seed Potato Classification Scheme (SPCS) ensures the continuing high quality of Scottish Seed Potatoes, by setting strict tolerances for freedom from disease and trueness to type. SASA is the Certifying Authority for the SPCS and also carries out a range of scientific activities in support of seed potato classification in Scotland.

Scotland is recognised as a producer of high-quality seed potatoes which are in demand within the UK and around the world. Science & Advice for Scottish Agriculture (SASA) is the certifying authority for seed potato production in Scotland, with all stages of production under official government control.

At Grampian Growers we work with professional seed potato producers, coupled with constant investment in our own grading and storage facilities and full traceability on all seed lots means Grampian Growers are able to consistently supply the highest quality seed potatoes. Manual on quality seed potato production using aeroponics 8 • Aeroponics can significantly increase income or reduce the production costs of quality potato seed to make it more accessible to growers.

• Non-conventional energy sources (solar, wind) seem promising for aeroponics. About % of seed potatoes were supplied by the public seed production sectors (Siddique et al. ) and the rest 91 to 95% of the required seed is covered by the farmers own seed potato which.

Seed Potato Classification Scheme. Our aim is to safeguard, all stages of potato production. SASA is the Certifying Authority for seed potatoes in Scotland and is responsible for the management and administration of the Scottish Seed Potato Classification Scheme, including a register of seed crops in Scotland.

Potato pests and diseases. Many of these farms have put increased emphasis on the matching of inputs to crop requirements and 85% of the crop is marketed through Scottish Quality Cereals, Scotland's quality assurance scheme. Potatoes. Most of the seed potatoes for the UK potato industry are grown in Scotland; Injust un hectares of potatoes were grown in.

Potato is a cool-season crop and is grown through the spring months and harvested in early summer in Oklahoma. Fall potato production usually results in poor plant stands and low production due to. O hectares of potatoes were planted on 2, farms in Scotland in 12, hectares were planted mainly for the production of seed potatoes for ware potato production.

The estimated value of the potato crop in was £ million. The area of potatoes sown rose for the first time sincewhen Single Application. affordable high quality seed potatoes. “Seed potatoes” are those tubers used to multiply potatoes. It is difficult and expensive to produce seed potatoes.

Multiplication is slow as one seed potato mother tuber will produce only around 10 ‘children’. To get a lot of seed many plantings are needed. During this. Potato can be grown from True Potato Seed (TPS), plantlets or tubers.

Use of tubers is the best method for potato production. Use of high quality seed is very important. Certified seed will produce 15 –20% higher yields than standard seed. Planting Periods in Zimbabwe Summer (rain fed) November First winter-Feb –April. The potato is the world's fourth most important food crop after wheat, maize, and rice.

Potato yields and quality are certainly best when crops are planted with high-quality disease-free seed tubers. The potato is processed into French fries (chips in the UK) and chips (crisps in the UK), and is used for dried products and starch production. Potatoes are an important crop for Scotland, and it has a reputation for producing good seed potatoes.

The total crop area in hecatres of seed potatoes of ware potatoes. Scotland is proud of its reputation as a producer of high quality seed potatoes.

As such, many resources are spent in maintaining this reputation. Scotland produces 80% of the UK’s seed potatoes. It’s an excellent industry with many years of expertise producing a quality product where % of its sales are to the EU.

This week Mairi Gougeon, Rural Affairs Minister in the Scottish Government wrote to Michael Gove, the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs in the. aspects of sustainable potato production.

It represents the first inter-partner effort, post, aimed at producing technical guidelines that can be used by decision makers in developing countries to improve the sustainability of potato production and boost the potato subsector’s contribution to social and economic development.

This is particularly acute in second and third generation (FG2 and FG3) seed potatoes. “Cereal purge strips or spring barley borders are readily adaptable to current production practices, although the greatest benefits in reducing PVYN incidence may occur in smaller blocks of Pre-Basic seed potatoes.

Title: Layout 1 Created Date: 6/12/ PM. Find Potato Suppliers near Scotland, with business contact details, opening hours and reviews. Search for leading suppliers and wholesalers near you on Yell.

Submit your own review for the local Potato. Roguing is an essential practice in the production of healthy seed potatoes. It is the process of identifying and disposing of abnormal plants, including tubers and seed pieces.

The affected plants may be diseased, another variety or simply different. The training course in June is CANCELLED. Farmers Cooperative Producing Quality Seed Potatoes for UK and Export Markets. Website: Contact: David Murdie: Email: Email This Member: Tel: Fax: Address: Logie Montrose Angus DD10 9LD.With information for anyone associated with potato production or processing, the book covers topics from variety selection to soil fertility, pest management, and economics and marketing.

More than color photographs appear in the book. The softcover edition has a flexible, lay-flat binding and a durable, laminated cover designed for daily.The Guide to Seed Quality Management Practices is intended solely as an educational tool and as general guidance to assist companies in voluntarily developing and implementing quality management programs for maintaining seed product integrity from incorporation of a trait into a breeding program through commercial seed production and sale.