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  • Suffolk and Scottish spud farms join strategic potato project

    An estate in west Suffolk and a Perthshire-based farm business have been named as two new AHDB strategic potato farms (SPot). They join the already established Staffordshire SPot farm to become regional research and demonstration hubs for potato growers and suppliers, applying AHDB scientific research on a farm scale and helping growers to implement changes on their own farms. Elveden Farms...

  • New Scottish Strategic Potato Farm announced

    Bruce Farms, the multi-facetted Perthshire based agricultural business, has been announced as the host for a new project which aims to be of benefit to all of Scotland’s potato growers. Bruce Farms, based at Meigle in Perthshire will facilitate the new AHDB Strategic Potato Farm project. The SPot Farm, as it will be known, is a practical, farmer-driven project which aims to give growers the...

    13 April 2016

  • McCain awarded ‘best potato industry host’ by future leaders

      Delegates of AHDB’s first ever Next Generation Programme overwhelmingly voted McCain Foods as their ‘Best Industry Host’, presenting the award at their final session at AHDB Headquarters, Stoneleigh Park, last month. Matthew Stubbings, trainee fieldsperson for McCain Foods (GB) Ltd (also on the programme as a delegate himself), accepted the award on behalf of the company at the concluding day...

    13 April 2016

  • New potato facility is SPot on: Funding for regional potato research & demonstration hub

    A West Suffolk estate is set to become a Regional Research & Demonstration Hub for potato growers and suppliers, thanks to funding from the Eastern Agri-Tech Growth Initiative. The project, coordinated and co-funded by the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board’s Potatoes Division (AHDB Potatoes), has been awarded £109,273 and will be located at Elveden Farms in West Suffolk, and will...

    5 April 2016

  • Get ready for new rodent control stewardship changes

    Farmers and growers using anticoagulant rodenticide products in their operations will need to be trained and certified as competent in their use under new rules which start to be phased in from April this year. Anyone wishing to purchase anticoagulant rodenticides in more than amateur pack sizes will soon require a certificate of competence to do so. Members of some approved farm assurance...