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  • Water survey starts to build a picture of abstraction

    A survey aimed at potato and horticultural growers is beginning to build a picture of the UK’s water abstraction use. The survey, launched by the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board’s (AHDB) Horticulture and Potatoes divisions earlier this year, aims to build an evidence base of grower experience, needs and data in order to help inform legislative changes coming into play over the next...

    26 May 2016

  • Next Generation of potato industry leaders assemble at AHDB

    The second year of the highly-rated AHDB Potatoes ‘Next Generation’ initiative launched last Friday 20 May at AHDB Headquarters in Stoneleigh, Warwickshire. Successful applicants completed a highly competitive video application process to become one of the final 13 delegates, competing with the most talented and passionate individuals from across the Great British potato supply chain. Norfolk-...

    24 May 2016

  • Five new AHDB sector board members appointed in April 2016

    The Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) has appointed five new members to its specialist sector boards. Reuben Collins has joined its Potato Sector Board, Dr Louise Sutherland the Horticulture Sector Board; Ben Schadla-Hall and Andrew Osmond the Cereals & Oilseeds Sector Board, and Richard Soffe the Dairy Sector Board. They were recruited through open competition with...

    4 May 2016

  • Key events for potato growers

      Scotland is set to host a number of important potato sector events in the coming months. AHDB Potatoes is highlighting the dates for three key events set to take place in July, August and November. Claire Hodge, Knowledge Transfer Manager for AHDB Potatoes in Scotland, explains more: “Once the majority of growers have finished planting, we are keen to draw their attention to these three key...

    4 May 2016

  • New Scottish Strategic Potato Farm announced

    Bruce Farms, the multi-facetted Perthshire based agricultural business, has been announced as the host for a new project which aims to be of benefit to all of Scotland’s potato growers. Bruce Farms, based at Meigle in Perthshire will facilitate the new AHDB Strategic Potato Farm project. The SPot Farm, as it will be known, is a practical, farmer-driven project which aims to give growers the...

    13 April 2016