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  • £150K potato storage fellowship cultivates cutting edge fruit research

    Capitalising on work from the horticulture sector, Dr Richard Colgan, leading post-harvest physiologist at the Natural Resources Institute (NRI), aims to improve the delivery timing of potato crops into the UK retail and processing sector in one of three AHDB Potatoes awarded fellowships. “Storage is key to potato production in Great Britain. Over 3¼ million tonnes are stored every year and...

    9 February 2016

  • Total exports reached better-than-expected 50,000 tonnes last year

    British seed exports to Egypt fell by six per cent during the last year following new last-minute tuber sizing restrictions.  Total exports, however, still reached 50,000 tonnes, with industry body AHDB Potatoes reporting that the season was better than expected. There had been fears that the last-minute changes to standards would damage British firms, as Egypt takes around 60 per cent of UK seed...

  • Updated tools to manage risk in the GB potato market

    AHDB market analyst, Arthur Marshall, discusses how keeping track of trends and market opportunities helps growers make crucial trading decisions. Up-to-date and relevant market intelligence is vital for farming businesses. “We’re at that pivotal point again in the potato farming calendar. Each week from now, more of 2015 crop will be utilised ex-store, and more of the 2016 will be planted in the...

    4 February 2016

  • North Norfolk farm scoops national potato award

    A north Norfolk family farm has been honoured with a national award in celebration of its potato growing. LF Papworth Ltd, based at Felmingham near North Walsham, scooped Potato Grower of the Year at the UK Grower Awards which celebrate the best of UK horticulture. The mixed farming business grows a wide range of crops including cereals, oilseed rape, sugar beet, potatoes, peas and beans - and...

  • Seafish announces project collaboration with AHDB Potatoes

    During last week’s 2016 National Fish and Chip Awards, at the Lancaster London Hotel, Seafish took to the stage to announce its collaboration with fellow levy board AHDB Potatoes, on a programme of work focusing on the nutritional analysis of fish and chips.  In an opening speech for the annual awards, now in their 28th year, Brian Young, acting chair for Seafish, welcomed the fish and chip...

    28 January 2016