Blightwatch is a collaborative service supported by the Potato Council and Industry sponsors.

The Blightwatch service providers have worked to develop an online management tool which is available to farmers and other users free of charge.

Traditionally the risk of potato blight infection has been based on the calculation of Smith Periods – a system that uses hourly temperature and relative humidity recordings. However, until now Smith Periods have been calculated for only a limited number of Met stations around the country.

The Blightwatch service now covers the whole of the UK down to individual post code level meaning that alerts are now available for the Farnham and GU9 postcode areas.

The service operates in conjunction with the Potato Councils – Fight Against Blight! – service and delivers daily email and optional SMS alerts if blight risks are identified in our selected area(s).

Allotment Liaison Group Meeting

Happy New Year!

The next liaison group meeting is to be held on the 1st of February.

Please content your local site representative OR send me an email through this website if you have any concerns that you want raising to the Council. Please would primarily be regarding: –

  • Any issues you have with your allotment or site
  • Suggestions or comments regarding our yearly competitions
  • Suggestion or comments regarding our yearly winter lecture
  • Beekeeping on your site
  • Any other business relating to Farnham allotments
ALSO we need some new photos of the allotment sites to make our website look pretty. If there are any keen photographers and plot owners out there please can you take some seasonal winter shots and email me them directly at d_wheeler AT Please send any shots through with relevant notes. I would be keen to know how everyone’s getting on with this crazy and unseasonably warm weather.

Kind regards,

David (webmaster)