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  • Scottish events address key issues for regional growers

    Two regional events, designed for Scottish potato growers, were held recently, organised by AHDB Potatoes. The first-time Morayshire Potato Evening, held in Elgin, on Monday 15thJuly, attracted a sizeable crowd for this informal evening of technical discussions. This new format event proved a hit with attendees who were able to hear talks from Scottish Agronomy on blackleg and herbicide use, from...

    24 July 2013

  • East Midlands Potato Day 2013

    More than 200 potato growers, advisors and agronomists met at QV Foods, Holbeach Hurn, near Spalding, at the start of July, 2013, for AHDB Potatoes’s (PCL’s) East Midlands Potato Day. “Last year was such a difficult season – with some quality issues, high prices and low quantity. But we have got through it, nearly, by working together,” stated event host and QV Foods chairman Duncan Worth, as he...

    24 July 2013

  • ‘Be CIPC Compliant’ initiative launched to the potato industry

    A new potato industry stewardship initiative ‘Be CIPC Compliant’ www.CIPCcompliant.co.ukhas formed to help growers, contractors and the supply chain take the urgent steps needed to keep the vital sprout suppressant CIPC available, and prevent further residue exceedances in fresh and processed crops occurring. Launched at the AHDB Potatoes’s Potato Storage Day in Lincoln, the new initiative from...

    18 July 2013

  • First estimate of total potato plantings in Great Britain for 2013

    The AHDB Potatoes’s first estimate of total potato plantings1 for the 2013 crop year in Great Britain is 121,200 hectares. This is similar to 2012, down only 0.5% on the final planting figure from that crop year, of 121,800 ha. This initial estimate is provisional, being based only on a sample2 covering 60% of producers by area. As with all estimates based on a sample, results should be treated...

    2 July 2013

  • GB’s largest field-based potato event features first-time live working machinery

    This year’s Potatoes in Practice maintains high relevance for growers and the potato industry who will see increased technical content at the event on 8th August, at Balruddery Farm, Invergowrie, near Dundee. Sponsored by the AHDB Potatoes and supported by Potato Review magazine, the event is presented in partnership with the James Hutton Institute, SRUC and Agrii and offers the expected high-...

    1 July 2013

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