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  • Surviving under adversity – BP2013 potato industry dinner speaker announced.

    Soldier, Atlantic rower and motivational speaker, Rory Mackenzie, strives for success and is constantly searching for new challenges to test his own boundaries. This November, 600 ticket holders to the sell-out BP2013 potato industry dinner, will get the opportunity to hear Rory’s inspirational story. Rory was serving in the British Army, while on his first tour of duty, as a company medic to the...

    21 October 2013

  • Agri-industries to raise skills stakes at London summit

    Following widespread calls for the agricultural industries to come together to improve and promote workplace skills, a new skills strategy is to be launched at a high level skills summit, early next month.   The strategy has been driven by the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) and championed by the cross-industry AgriSkills Forum. It is the levy board’s response to...

    18 October 2013

  • PBL patent on Late Blight resistance granted in EU and US

    Plant Bioscience Limited’s patent on late blight resistance genes developed by Jonathan Jones and co-workers at the Sainsbury Laboratory in Norwich, England, has been granted in Europe and the United States. The company reports that good progress is also being made in a number of other key territories affected by late blight disease in potatoes.   The patent consists of multiple resistance genes...

  • Re-fuelling the countryside: Sustainable farm and rural transport

    With considerable challenges facing farm and rural transport, the Royal Agricultural Society of England (RASE) has commissioned a new report to study the potential for innovative low carbon transport technologies and fuels in rural areas and on-farms.    Entitled “Re-fuelling the Countryside: Sustainable Farm and Rural Transport” the report will investigate the potential and practicalities of...

  • CIPC remains firmly under the spotlight

      Press release on behalf of the Potato Industry CIPC Stewardship Group   CIPC remains firmly under the spotlight. This year the Advisory Committee on Pesticides (ACP) has carefully considered data on current CIPC use and industry stewardship, as official monitoring has continued to find CIPC residues that exceed the Maximum Residue Level (MRL). At a meeting on 24 September, 2013, the ACP...

    15 October 2013

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