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  • Potato, cereal and oilseed agronomy developments on show at AHDB conference

    AHDB Cereals & Oilseeds and Potatoes are uniting to showcase evidence-based developments in agronomy this December. Initially a single day focused on cereals and oilseeds, a second potato-focused day has been added to the AHDB Agronomists’ Conference this year to bring extra rotational breadth to the event. Tim Isaac, Head of Knowledge Exchange for AHDB Cereals & Oilseeds, said: “2016...

    26 August 2016

  • New honour launched on 20th anniversary of Potato Industry Award

    2016 marks the twentieth anniversary of the highly coveted Potato Industry Award, to be presented to a new winner at the ever-popular AHDB Seed Industry Event dinner, Fife, Scotland on 3 November ( A new, second category of honour has been announced, two decades on from the launch of the original award, to partner the long-standing accolade for high achievers. The 'AHDB Above...

    26 August 2016

  • 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