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  • New research pointers discovered in fight to control blackleg

    Blackleg is a challenging disease to control but recent research has provided some clues as to where scientists should focus their efforts. Jo Learmonth reports

  • Potatoes in Practice showcases latest agronomy and marketing developments

    The latest breakthroughs in breeding, pest and disease control, storage and marketing were on show at Potatoes in Practice, held near Dundee

  • Potatoes in Practice 2016 hailed as huge success

    The event – Britain’s leading potato technical field event – saw farmers, agronomists, researchers and leading experts from all sections of the potato industry descend on the James Hutton Institute (JHI), Balruddery Farm, Dundee. Claire Hodge of AHDB Potatoes, lead sponsors of the event, stated “Potatoes in Practice 2016 has once again proven to be a great event for professionals from right...

    16 August 2016

  • Busy Brits scramble for breakfast

    On-the-go options are driving growth in breakfast consumption as workers choose prepared and portable foods to fuel their mornings. Fewer people are skipping the first meal of the day, with 147 million additional breakfasts tucked into in the year to June 2016 compared to the previous year. But traditional favourites cereals and toast are struggling. AHDB’s latest consumer insight article...

    15 August 2016

  • Hundreds attend Potatoes in Practice 2016

    Despite a soggy start to the day, more than 700 farmers, scientists, policymakers and potato industry representatives visited the James Hutton Institute’s Balruddery Farm to take part in Potatoes in Practice 2016 - the UK’s largest field-based event in the potato industry calendar. Organised and hosted by the James Hutton Institute in partnership with AHDB Potatoes, SRUC (Scotland's Rural College...