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Project NumberProject NameUpdate DateUpdate TextStatus
42Pulse Electric Field (PEF) application for use in the Potato Crisping Industry31-01-2018

Proof of concept investigation completed. Main project to commence June 2018.

Current
40Detection of ‘Zebra Chip’ using NIR – Proof of concept study31-01-2018

Proof of concept investigation completed. Main project to commence June 2018.

Current
37Virus Survey of seed potato generations 2017-1801-03-2018

Contract signed between PNZ and PFR

Current
36Fluxmeter project31-01-2018

Protocols have been developed and reported to Ministry of Environment. Contract with Ministry of Environment has commenced.

Current
35Nutrient management31-01-2018

Project was due to start in January by starting to identify growers for the survey, we have decided to delay this until at least April when growers and researchers are less busy. Therefore, will start contracting growers and organise data collection with them in winter 2018. Growers identified to contact for the survey.

Current
34Formulin efficacy31-01-2018

The aim of the trial is to evaluate different formalin concentrations to understand their impacts on yield. Both whole and cut seed is being used to determine the role of cutting of seed also. Four formulin strengths are being investigated with both cut and whole seed. First diease assessment complete.

Current
33Mesh Crop Covers31-01-2018

Mesh trial has been set up on a property near Methven. Desiccation is due to happen in the upcoming weeks. Yield assessments will happen post desiccation. Protocols complete and contract signed with BHU. Trial site identified and mesh trial established.

Current
27Improving the quality of seed potatoes using precision agriculture31-01-2018

Project is running smoothly. All PA trials have been set up and the drone is being flown weekly. Desiccation trials are due to be set up in the upcoming weeks. This will look at water rates at desiccation time and also re-greening. We will use the drone to detect areas of re-greening and only target those areas with desiccant, thus reducing chemical application and cost. Milestone 405335-M02 has been met.

Current
26Exploring Spongospora suppressive soils in potato production31-01-2018

Project is ongoing and no new milestone for this quarter.

Current
22Detection of Lso infected TPP Taken from sticky traps31-01-2018

Trapping and Clso testing has commenced. Weekly updates on data on track from PFR.

Current
17Project Nitrogen – Measure It and Manage It31-01-2018

This project is currently in its second year of three. Results form year one have recently been communicated at a number of events including FAR’s major field days in December (Chertsey and Northern Crops Research Site) and two potato field events at Pukekohe and Matamata in January. Milestone 40944-M05 completed.

Current
12Don’t muddy the water31-01-2018

A final report due in June of this year. Milestone M-4016 completed.

Current
10Improved control of TPP with the TPP parasitoid Tamarixia Triozae31-01-2018

Releases have been made in NZ. It is hoped that further imports can be made to make other releases..

Current
8Soil borne disease management31-01-2018

Year 3 progress report has been reported through Potato Update Issue 9

Current
6Effects of biofumigation on rhizoctonia solani and evaluation of non-target effects31-01-2018

Project is on track to finish this year.

Current
5Transforming variability to profitability31-01-2018

Transforming variability to profitability

Current
2Increasing potato yield through understanding the impact of crop rotation and soil compaction31-01-2018

5 sites have been identified for the seed health study in the North Island. All sites have been sampled once so far for disease incidence and severity.

Current
1Realising Potato Export Value31-01-2018

Project running smoothly no new milestones in this period. A review of this research project is due in June.

Current