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  • Industry tour to inspire next generation of crop scientists

    AHDB-funded PhD students will grow their understanding of the practical applications of science in horticulture at a series of visits next week (3 – 4 August). The group – who are all undertaking doctorates in arable or horticultural disciplines – will be given a whistle-stop tour of the industry, taking in five growers in the Chichester area over the course of two days. AHDB has organised the...

    28 July 2016

  • Pioneering SPot Farm hosts share new innovations

    W B Daw & Son, hosts of the very first AHDB Strategic Potato (SPot) Farm, opened their doors on a new site in Thorpe Constantine, Staffordshire, 19 July, engaging over 100 industry peers in discussions of best practice in the face of new challenges for the second season at SPot Farm West. The SPot Farm offers growers an insight into how new systems and practice can be implemented on their own...

    27 July 2016

  • Next Generation follow supply chain relationships from field to fork

    AHDB Potatoes’ Next Generation continued to explore GB’s diverse potato industry with a processing-focussed, whole supply chain day at McCain GB Foods Ltd Headquarters in Scarborough recently. Demonstrating how customer satisfaction starts with a quality crop; the visit incorporated crop production processes at local potato seed and ware growers, James Stockdale Ltd (‘Stockdales’), before a tour...

    25 July 2016

  • 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