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  • Attentions turn to agrochemicals post-Brexit

    There is an intriguing possibility Brexit might just widen UK growers’ access to a wider range of agrochemicals.

  • Dry and warm weather expected, for now

    Farmers Weather experts predict a warm and dry week ahead with temperatures expected to reach 25 degrees in the South East.

  • New award to celebrate up-and-coming potato heroes

    A new award has been launched by AHDB aimed at recognising up-and-coming, passionate and dedicated individuals in Great Britain’s potato industry.

  • Newer potato varieties see growth in planted land

    Farmers Weekly Maris Piper remains the UK’s number one potato variety in terms of area grown, but has been eclipsed in terms of growth by a number of new, specialist varieties. Provisional estimates published by AHDB Potatoes this month show the total potato planting area increased to 116,200ha in 2016 from 111,400ha last year. The area the Maris Piper variety is grown on increased 5% from 16,...

  • Potato sprout suppressant limits cut again this autumn

    Farmers Weekly The maximum limit for a key sprout suppressant has been further reduced for the coming spud storage season, farmers are being warned. This reduction is part of the gradual annual reduction in CIPC (chlorpropham) rates in order to prevent further cases of it being found in fresh and processed potatoes, thus securing its future use. CIPC is a vital tool for the potato industry in...