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  • Industry Consultation opens for Trailblazer agriculture and horticulture Apprenticeships

    In response to sustained calls from industry for the next generation of skilled workers, three new Trailblazer apprenticeship schemes are being developed – with the Packhouse Line Manager scheme opening today for industry consultation. The consultation asks Packhouses and industry stakeholders to comment on the proposed standards to ensure the planned apprenticeship schemes will meet the industry...

    26 November 2015

  • St. Kew Primary School wins Grow Your Own Potatoes competion

    Once again, children across the country have been harvesting new potato crops as part of the AHDB Potatoes primary school project; Grow Your Own Potatoes that supports primary school curriculum with a focus on healthy eating, where food comes from and how things grow. St. Kew Primary School in Cornwall had an amazing year this year walking away with the 3 top prizes!   National – 6,550g of...

    25 November 2015

  • Thousands attend GB’s flagship potato event BP2015

    The entire potato industry gathered at Harrogate International Centre, North Yorkshire 12 and 13 November for BP2015, the key industry event of the year. “It’s clear that anyone who is serious about growing and purchasing potatoes came to the event,” commented AHDB Potatoes’ Strategy Director Rob Clayton. “There was a great atmosphere and a really positive feeling as you moved through the trade...

    24 November 2015

  • Potato Industry CIPC Stewardship Group urge industry to prepare for 2017

    Speaking at BP2015 in Harrogate Dr Storey, Chair of the Potato Industry CIPC Stewardship Group urged the industry to ‘get ready for 2017’. He highlighted a two pronged approach to deal with the expected reduction in maximum dose rate for CIPC products used in the UK. Get Ready to Step Down. “Maximum dose rates for CIPC have been decreasing under the ‘Be CIPC Compliant’ campaign (www....

    24 November 2015

  • Potato award at BP2015 goes to industry ‘legend’

    The winner of this year’s British Potato Industry Award not only has an illustrious and successful career in potatoes but has worked tirelessly on the industry’s behalf over many years. Nick Vermont is the 2015 British Potato Industry Award winner and he was presented with the award by AHDB’s Chairman Peter Kendall at BP2015, GB’s foremost potato industry trade event, on Thursday 12 November...

    16 November 2015