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  • New webinar series digs into soil health

    The impact of soil health on business performance is the focus of an AHDB-funded webinar on 27 July. Registrations are now open for the online event, which is the first of three being delivered under AHDB Horticulture’s GREATsoils programme. ‘Soil Health and the Bottom Line’ will take a holistic view of the chemistry, biology and physics of soil as well as the threats, opportunities and benefits...

    12 July 2016

  • Growers dig into on-farm innovations at SPot Farm East

    Over 120 growers, agronomists and trade representatives saw demonstrations of best practice growing and new innovations in action at the first Strategic Potato (SPot) Farm ‘Super Tuesday’ of the year at Elveden Estate, West Suffolk, 5 July.  “We’ve long thought about how we can turn the great research, undertaken and supported by AHDB with scientific institutions across the UK, into something...

    12 July 2016

  • AHDB CEO comment on vote to leave EU

    Commenting on the vote to leave, the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board’s Chief Executive, Jane King, said: “The AHDB focus remains unaffected by the decision to leave the EU - to equip levy payers with the tools to become more competitive and sustainable. “Amongst other issues, the decision to leave brings to the fore the need for UK Government to target the best new trading...

    24 June 2016

  • New edition of AHDB Fertiliser Market Outlook offers inputs insight

    AHDB has today (9 June) published its latest Fertiliser Market Outlook in response to calls from the industry for independent insight into global inputs price trends. Following feedback on a pilot edition launched in December, the publication has been refined to help levy payers make informed and timely fertiliser purchase decisions. It includes an analysis of recent industry consolidation,...

    9 June 2016

  • AHDB-funded research partnership set to unearth the secrets of profitable soils throughout the rotation

    Four new projects addressing challenges in soil and water management across whole rotations have been awarded £1.2m in funding from the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB). Combining investment from AHDB’s Potatoes, Cereals & Oilseeds and Horticulture sectors, the interrelated projects will form a five-year programme of research to help farmers and agronomists optimise soil...

    31 May 2016