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Organic potato workshop. Growing without Copper.

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Great Drove

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Peterborough

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Organic Potato Workshop. Growing without copper.

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The future of copper for dealing with blight on potatoes is uncertain. In 2019 there was no authorisation for its use.

We will explore potential alternative products and resistant varieties as well as hearing from growers that are growing without copper.

10.00 Coffee and registration

10.30 Welcome and introductions – Ben Raskin, Soil Association

10.40 Where are we on copper – Sarah Hathway, Soil Association Certification

10.50 Biological preventative strategies - Ed Moorhouse ITAKA

11.10 Growing without copper – Case Study - Joe Rolfe RB Organic

11.30 Tea break

11.40 Organic Plus – the European Picture

12.00 Discussion forum. Creating shared roadmap for the future of Organic UK Potato production

13.00 Lunch

14.00 Depart

This workshop is being run as part of the Organic-PLUS research project which seeks to minimise—and eventually phase out—certain contentious inputs occasionally used in certified organic agriculture across Europe.

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 774340. ​​Follow the project on Twitter.

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