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  • GB planted potato area by variety and sector 2019

    The 2019 GB planted potato area is one of the lowest on record even though there is a 1% year-on-year increase. What is driving this change?  The total 2019 planted GB area (revised estimate) is 118.95Kha. This updated estimate puts the area 1% higher than last year and represents the GB area covered by over 90% of producers.  Although the revised estimate shows a slight increase year-on-year...

    26 September 2019

  • AHDB Exports at Potato Europe 2019

    The AHDB Export team have been out in force representing the British potato industry at Potato Europe 2019 in Belgium this month (September 2019). Representatives from around the world visited Kain, near Tournai, on 4 and 5 September to network with professionals from across the supply chain. The rest of this article can be found on the new AHDB website by using the following link - https://ahdb....

    23 September 2019

  • Sprout control – where are we now?

    Three months on since the announcement that CIPC will lose its authorisation on 8 January 2020, we take a look at the situation for store managers as it stands. Read the full story at ahdb.org.uk/news* *We will shortly be closing this website, all content is available on the new main AHDB account www.ahdb.org.uk 

    19 September 2019

  • Targeted slug treatment receives fresh investment

    Targeted treatment techniques for slugs will be refined, thanks to continued investment by AHDB. The fresh injection of funds will help develop approaches to predict where slug patches are most likely to form in arable fields. Read the full story at ahdb.org.uk/news* *We will shortly be closing this website, all content is available on the new main AHDB account www.ahdb.org.uk 

    11 September 2019

  • Brits favour no flavour

    Despite the vast array of creative flavours lining the crisp aisles, its plain old ready salted that Brits favour above all others. From Morrison’s Chipotle Pulled Pork BBQ to M&S’ Scottish Langoustines with Dill and Lemon, innovation in the industry has led to an explosion of flavour combinations. In fact, more than 400 are now on offer to consumers. Read the full story at ahdb.org.uk/news...

    10 September 2019

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