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  • AHDB appoints new comms manager in Scotland

    AHDB's Scottish staff and board members – from left, Claire Hodge, Rebecca Geraghty, Doreen Anderson, Rob Burns, Sarah Hunter-Argyle, George Lyon, Alistair Melrose and Margaret Skinner   AHDB’s work in Scotland is being boosted with the appointment of Sarah Hunter-Argyle as its new dedicated Scottish communications manager.  Sarah joins AHDB from a communications role at SRUC. Based in AHDB’s...

    23 August 2016

  • Potato farmers reminded of new dose rate limit for stored potato crops

    Potato farmers and contractors are being reminded of a new dose rate limit for stored potato crops this season. This change is part of the gradual annual reduction in CIPC total dose permitted, and is a core component of the CIPC stewardship process. Chlorpropham (or CIPC) is isopropyl-N-(3-chlorophenyl) carbamate, and is widely used as an agrochemical applied to stored potatoes. It works by...

  • 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...