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  • ‘Managing Blackleg’ event big draw for Scottish growers

    AHDB Potatoes presented what proved to be a popular technical event last week, which saw 60 growers and industry members from near and far attending an informal programme of technical talks and workshops, hosted by grower Gordon Rhind (picture above), at his family farm in Forres. A Brechin-based seed grower himself, Alistair Melrose welcomed the grower gathering. Alistair set the scene by saying...

    16 July 2015

  • GB’s largest technical potato field event is coming up

    With up to 1000 industry visitors expected, Potatoes in Practice (PiP), sponsored by AHDB Potatoes and supported by Potato Review magazine, is the UK’s largest technical field event for the potato industry. It provides key topical technical content to hundreds of growers and industry ‘influencers’ and this year it will be held on Thursday 13th August, at the James Hutton Institute’s Balruddery...

    15 July 2015

  • AHDB Potatoes all-new Strategic Potato Farm open event, 23 July 2015

    AHDB Potatoes first Strategic Potato Farm (SPot) is now established in Staffordshire. An open day takes place 23 July, 2015 so that growers can take an expert led tour around a comprehensive 20 hectare trial plot.   Each SPot farm partners for three years with a technically advanced grower innovator. The aim is to validate to the host business and to the wider potato industry the value from...

    13 July 2015

  • Eastern counties tackle issues at leading potato gathering

    There was no shortage of opinions and ideas at the recent East Midlands Potato Day, sponsored by AHDB Potatoes and held recently at leading growers and packers QV Foods in Lincolnshire. On what was one of the warmest days of the summer so far, the eastern counties’ potato industry met to debate the hot topics of the moment. Welcoming the gathering, Chairman of QV Foods, Duncan Worth told the...

    8 July 2015

  • AHDB Next Generation group explore potato processing

    The AHDB Potatoes ‘Next Generation’ tour kicked off in Yorkshire last month, visiting two progressive Yorkshire based potato businesses. The day focused on processing, a star performer of the £4.1bn GB potato industry.   The first session in Scarborough was hosted at the GB headquarters of McCain Foods. As the largest UK purchaser of potatoes, McCain utilises 15% of the annual crop to supply its...

    2 July 2015