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Potatoes

Potato agronomy is changing. Every new season brings new challenges – from new disease strains and pest pressures, to the loss of active substances, and tightening specifications for quality. We at Bayer are focused on providing solutions to the crop protection challenges you may face in growing quality, profitable potato crops.

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Spring

Preparing for the new season

There are few sights as rewarding as a well-established potato crop that has just reached canopy complete. But getting there takes a lot of planning and there are many challenges from nature and the weather on the way. We at Bayer can help, with the key issues of tuber treatment, tackling weed competition and building a sound foundation of blight protection to see the crop safely to canopy complete, and beyond.

Tools

To help on your farm

View our selection of tools to help with your crop

Phytobac

A simple and effective way to deal with dilute washings and tackle the problem of point source pollution on farms.

Agronomy tool app

Available for Android and iPhone. Download this FREE app today to help you identify pests and weeds in your fields.  Also includes all our product documents.

easyFlow M

A closed transfer, metering and cleaning system for liquid chemicals from Bayer and agrotop.

Summer

Summer

Grower and agronomist reports suggest 2017 was a particularly bad year for tuber blight, with a widespread belief that it was most likely due to the arrival of a new blight strain, 37_A2 (also known as ‘Dark Green 37’). Found to have a reduced sensitivity to fluazinam, how growers protect crops from 37_A2 and its zoospores that are responsible for tuber blight will determine whether this season is more or less successful than last.

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