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  • AHDB Potatoes R&D head wins coveted award

    Head of Research and Development of AHDB Potatoes Dr Mike Storey has scooped this year’s British Potato Industry Award, which acknowledges those who have made a significant impact on advances in the sector. Dr Storey was presented with the award yesterday (November 20) at the Seed Industry Event dinner at Crieff Hydro, near Perth, in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the potato...

    21 November 2012

  • Profitability and sustainability remain distant goals for potato sector

    Launching the consultation on AHDB Potatoes’s 2013-16 business plan amidst the most challenging potato season in history, Chairman Allan Stevenson told delegates at the industry’s biennial seed event in Crieff that AHDB Potatoes’s role was to keep an eye on the horizon and deliver a plan that develops a more sustainable and profitable sector than is the case today. “Delivering greater...

    20 November 2012

  • Board vacancies: A message from our Chairman

    In March 2013, we'll be refreshing our Board. Three members will be stepping down to make way for three enthusiastic and dedicated growers who can help us drive the industry forwards. It's essential that we find individuals with ware and seed interests who can share their experiences and knowledge to help us ensure that AHDB Potatoes provides the right services for levy payers and the wider...

    5 October 2012

  • 2012 - a watershed year for the potato industry

    Dear Levy payer,   Not a day goes by right now without a discussion about crop size, quality and availability.   Over the last couple of months we’ve extended our contact with industry to make sure that those who need it have an evidence based, up to date briefing of the current situation. This has entailed supplementing our usual Potato Weekly calls with an extra round of discussions with...

    25 September 2012

  • CIPC in cold stores: time to re-assess

    The advantage of an effective sprout suppressant like CIPC is that it works under most conditions at an affordable price and with minimal impact on the crop’s marketability. This means it has been a universal solution for control of sprouting in potato storage – even when the crop has been held at very cold temperatures – and could be easily applied and re-applied should the need arise.  Until...

    24 September 2012