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  • £150K potato storage fellowship cultivates cutting edge fruit research

    Capitalising on work from the horticulture sector, Dr Richard Colgan, leading post-harvest physiologist at the Natural Resources Institute (NRI), aims to improve the delivery timing of potato crops into the UK retail and processing sector in one of three AHDB Potatoes awarded fellowships. “Storage is key to potato production in Great Britain. Over 3¼ million tonnes are stored every year and...

    9 February 2016

  • Updated tools to manage risk in the GB potato market

    AHDB market analyst, Arthur Marshall, discusses how keeping track of trends and market opportunities helps growers make crucial trading decisions. Up-to-date and relevant market intelligence is vital for farming businesses. “We’re at that pivotal point again in the potato farming calendar. Each week from now, more of 2015 crop will be utilised ex-store, and more of the 2016 will be planted in the...

    5 February 2016

  • Seafish announces project collaboration with AHDB Potatoes

    During last week’s 2016 National Fish and Chip Awards, at the Lancaster London Hotel, Seafish took to the stage to announce its collaboration with fellow levy board AHDB Potatoes, on a programme of work focusing on the nutritional analysis of fish and chips.  In an opening speech for the annual awards, now in their 28th year, Brian Young, acting chair for Seafish, welcomed the fish and chip...

    28 January 2016

  • Welsh potato growers get latest AHDB know-how

    Over 50 Welsh potato growers gathered at the County Showground in Pembrokeshire, 14 January, to get the latest AHDB knowledge and tools to support their businesses. “More than 1,500 hectares of potatoes are grown in Wales each year”, said organiser and AHDB technical executive, Hannah Goodwin. “That’s why it’s important AHDB comes to the area and we’re really grateful that Puffin Produce have...

    25 January 2016

  • AHDB’s Next Generation bring potatoes to Parliament

    AHDB Potatoes’ ‘Next Generation’ delegates spoke on spuds and the needs of the £4.1bn GB potato sector on an informative visit to Westminster and NFU London last week. Attending the penultimate session in their programme, the event provided insight into MPs dealings with rural issues and equipped delegates with the confidence to engage with the political process. Following a tour of the Houses,...

    20 January 2016