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  • Sustained investment in soil and water research at heart of AHDB call

    A call for soils and water research partnerships has been launched by the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board, with funds from the Potatoes, Cereals and Oilseeds, Dairy and Horticulture sectors. The purpose of the new £1.5m initiative is to address challenges identified in the UK agriculture and horticulture industries on the management of rotations, soils structure and water. Dr Mike...

    28 September 2015

  • BP2015 online registration goes live

    This November over 6,000 growers, packers, processors, retailers, researchers, specialists, consultants, journalists, students and international visitors will head to the Harrogate International Centre, for the biennial potato industry event, BP2015. Taking place 12-13 November, the event is free for registered visitors and by booking in advance ( you’ll gain fast-tracked admission...

    15 September 2015

  • Potato industry urged to celebrate high achievers

    AHDB Potatoes invites industry’s nominations for this year's British Potato Industry Award (BPIA). This prestigious honour is awarded to individuals for their outstanding contribution to the GB potato industry. AHDB Potatoes continues to support the industry’s leaders in marketing, innovation, research and development, and by presenting this award each year, it recognises the dedication and...

    14 September 2015

  • Smart Ag – ‘Bringing Multiple Disciplines Together’

    The need for ‘multiple disciplines to come together to explore innovations and develop applications’ for the future benefit of food and farming was a core message at the centre of the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board’s (AHDB) Smart Agriculture Conference held on Tuesday 8 September at Birmingham’s ICC. A first for AHDB, the inaugural event was conceived to bring together academics...

    11 September 2015

  • 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