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  • AHDB leading agriculture through BREXIT

    The decision to leave the EU is a game-changer for UK farming and growing. The Brexit vote opens four key areas of question for our agricultural and horticultural industries around trade, regulation, labour and support.

  • AHDB CEO comment on vote to leave EU

    Commenting on the vote to leave, the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board’s Chief Executive, Jane King, said: “The AHDB focus remains unaffected by the decision to leave the EU - to equip levy payers with the tools to become more competitive and sustainable. “Amongst other issues, the decision to leave brings to the fore the need for UK Government to target the best new trading...

    24 June 2016

  • Kids harvest produce at industry-backed GYO event

    Schoolchildren from across East Anglia picked produce they had planted months earlier at event backed by produce giants. Over 350 primary schoolchildren from across East Anglia this week attended an industry-backed Grow Your Own event to harvest produce they had planted three months earlier. In March of this year, the East of England showground was the host for the initial planting event,...

  • Understanding of potato nematode's genes holds out hope of new treatments

    An international research collaboration led by the University of Dundee and the James Hutton Institute has detailed the genome sequence and inner workings of the yellow potato cyst nematode (PCN), giving scientists new insights into how it can be stopped. "This is an exciting discovery which reveals the potato cyst nematode's 'parasitism toolkit'," said Dr Sebastian Eves-van den Akker, of the...

  • Elveden Estate welcomes first visitors to Strategic Potato Farm project

    The complex balance of variables which contribute to the perfect potato are being put to the test at an East Anglian proving ground for the latest growing ideas. The Elveden Estate, on the Norfolk-Suffolk border near Thetford, is the nation’s second Strategic Potato (SPot) Farm – a project co-ordinated by the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board’s potatoes division (AHDB Potatoes). At...