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  • New guide plays role in stemming drainage investment decline

    New AHDB guide plays role in stemming drainage investment decline The basic principles of field drainage, as well as maintenance and installation information, are the subject of a new practical guide issued by AHDB. By refreshing knowledge on drainage, it is hoped that the guide will play an important role in stemming the decline in UK drainage investment. Well-drained soils enhance the...

    2 September 2015

  • Water Abstraction

    An invitation to tender on Water Abstraction has been launched today by the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board’s potato and horticulture divisions.  The purpose of this work is to analyse and interpret the resilience of the potato and horticulture sectors to the proposed changes in water abstraction legislation in Britain.  Water is an essential resource for all plant growth. For...

    1 September 2015

  • Are your staff trained for this harvesting & grading season?

    Harvesting and grading operations within the GB potato industry has seen 2 fatalities and 4 serious injuries in the past 5 years. You have a legal duty of care to your staff in preparation for your harvest. AHDB Potatoes ‘Safe Potato operations’ training modules are available. These modules are designed for training groups of employees in safe harvesting and grading practices. At the end of the...

    12 August 2015

  • ‘Managing Blackleg’ event big draw for Scottish growers

    AHDB Potatoes presented what proved to be a popular technical event last week, which saw 60 growers and industry members from near and far attending an informal programme of technical talks and workshops, hosted by grower Gordon Rhind (picture above), at his family farm in Forres. A Brechin-based seed grower himself, Alistair Melrose welcomed the grower gathering. Alistair set the scene by saying...

    16 July 2015

  • GB’s largest technical potato field event is coming up

    With up to 1000 industry visitors expected, Potatoes in Practice (PiP), sponsored by AHDB Potatoes and supported by Potato Review magazine, is the UK’s largest technical field event for the potato industry. It provides key topical technical content to hundreds of growers and industry ‘influencers’ and this year it will be held on Thursday 13th August, at the James Hutton Institute’s Balruddery...

    15 July 2015