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  • AHDB Next Generation group explore potato processing

    The AHDB Potatoes ‘Next Generation’ tour kicked off in Yorkshire last month, visiting two progressive Yorkshire based potato businesses. The day focused on processing, a star performer of the £4.1bn GB potato industry.   The first session in Scarborough was hosted at the GB headquarters of McCain Foods. As the largest UK purchaser of potatoes, McCain utilises 15% of the annual crop to supply its...

    2 July 2015

  • Glyphosate and seed potatoes

    Glyphosate is a non-selective weed-killer which is incredibly damaging to seed potatoes. Even at levels which cannot be detected it can cause horrendous problems with germination and emergence in the daughter crop. Often unnoticed until the seed crop has been replanted, contamination causes lengthy and costly commercial disputes.    Damage is rarely seen in the crop that receives the accidental...

    29 June 2015

  • New AHDB branding launched at Cereals

    New branding and a proposed new way of working for the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) was formally launched at today’s Cereals event in Lincolnshire. This will see AHDB’s sector-focused activity delivered under six brands, AHDB Beef and Lamb, AHDB Cereals and Oilseeds, AHDB Dairy, AHDB Horticulture, AHDB Pork and AHDB Potatoes. Cross sector projects will be delivered as...

    11 June 2015

  • AHDB to lead new crop nutrition manual (RB209)

    The Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) is leading a new consortium of partners in a flagship industry project to bring the very latest in nutrient research to UK farmers. AHDB has committed £95,000 to independently review information in the current Fertiliser Manual (RB209) as well as nutrient management research released since the eighth edition of RB209 was last published by...

    8 June 2015

  • AHDB Potatoes On-Farm Storage Day, Shropshire 24 June, 2015

    The AHDB Potatoes On-farm Storage Day takes place at Shawbury, Shropshire on 24 June 2015. The all-day event is specifically put together for store owners, managers and agronomists looking for in-depth information and insight from industry specialists. The hosts, Heal Farms, who grow primarily for the crisping sector through their dedicated supply group Mercian, are opening the farm gate, so that...

    3 June 2015