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  • Crucial survey to help secure water access

    The Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) is urging potato and field vegetable growers to take part in a crucial water usage survey to generate robust data about how these sectors of the industry source their irrigation water and how security of supply could be affected by forthcoming abstraction legislation changes. With changes due to be implemented over the next four years,...

    5 January 2016

  • Rodent control training hub to help with new requirements

    A free, self-study training course on rodent control is available for farmers via an industry online hub, ‘Rodent Control on Farms’.   It’s one of several training routes to help farmers who want to become certificated to use professional rodenticide products under new rules. The hub has been funded by AHDB and developed in partnership with other industry organisations including British Poultry...

    4 January 2016

  • Potato winter events examine nutrition-based promotion

    AHDB Potatoes’ Winter Forum programme enables GB potato growers to get a head start on the latest technical information for the season ahead. Held around the country throughout January and February, the 2016 Winter Forums will feature an exciting new topic - nutrition and promotion links - and will kick-start AHDB Potatoes’ 2016 events programme soon after New Year. The Winter Forums will run in...

    21 December 2015

  • Press release: AHDB Potatoes Next Generation Programme 2016/17 recruitment underway

    AHDB Potatoes is seeking 15 professionals from levy-payer businesses across GB to take part in its Next Generation programme. Now in its second year, the 2016/17 programme will see a new group learn about the potato sector in its entirety. The aim is to develop the future innovators and leaders of the potato industry and give them exposure to the wider supply chain. "We have received a high...

    18 December 2015

  • Press release: Calling all Welsh potato farmers

    Welsh potato growers, advisors and agronomists will meet at the County Showground, Haverfordwest, 14 January, 2015 to get the latest technical information at AHDB Potatoes’ Welsh Potato day. “The first AHDB event of the year is a must for growers who are serious about a long-term future in the potato industry,” says AHDB technical executive Hannah Goodwin. “The programme commences at 10am and...

    18 December 2015