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  • Potato growers aim high with best practice workshop

    A group of potato growers are set to hear the latest cutting-edge advice on agronomy and marketing at a breakfast meeting next week. With potato prices under pressure, farmers need to get the most from their crops while keeping costs of production down, requiring attention to detail at every stage. “Potato yields have remained static for the past 30 years despite the development of new varieties...

  • How can we tackle volatility? AHDB launches new project to find the answers

    What can the UK food and farming industry do to address the enormous challenge of managing market volatility? AHDB has brought people together from across the industry to address this question.

  • AHDB launches new project to address growing market volatility

    What can the UK food and farming industry do to address the enormous challenge of managing market volatility? AHDB has brought people together from across the industry to address this question.

  • ‘Poppy Box’ potato sales target smashed: £14k windfall for armed forces community

    A FRESH produce partnership have smashed their annual Poppy Appeal fundraising target – donating more than £14,000 to The Royal British Legion from sales of their signature Mint salad potatoes. Nationwide Produce PLC and Suffolk-based potato growers Three Musketeers Ltd pledged to give the armed forces community charity 50p from every box sold throughout the three-week appeal, and set an original...

  • New bacteria main cause of blackleg in Dutch seed potatoes

    Farmers Weekly Test results have confirmed a major shift in the bacterial species causing blackleg in Dutch seed potatoes, with a new species being found in two-thirds of seed crops investigated. Blackleg is a soft rot caused by a number of different bacteria which include pectobacterium and dickeya species and can lead to severe in store losses. See also: Tips on breaking the potato blackleg...

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