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  • 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

  • AHDB Potatoes to highlight CIPC application best practice and storage efficiency at July storage events

    A Potato Storage Day and a series of nine further regional potato storage roadshows, hosted by AHDB Potatoes, are taking place during July to highlight CIPC application best practice and storage efficiency.   The series of roadshow events starts with a presentation at the East Midlands Potato Day on 4 July and continues with a series of regional 2 hour briefing sessions across the country during...

    28 June 2013

  • AHDB Potatoes Board takes stock of industry views

    Under the banner of Direction through Dialogue AHDB Potatoes’s Board members are poised to meet with other levy payers and share views on how the levy is spent, what benefits are derived from the expenditure and whether plans are fit for the future. Suffolk potato grower Bruce Kerr, who joined the board this year, commented “like most growers, I knew a little about AHDB Potatoes but when the levy...

    24 June 2013

  • Summer’s the time for store upgrades

    As the final stores unload, now is the time to consider preparations and enhancements for the next season. Head of Sutton Bridge Crop Storage Research (SBCSR) Adrian Cunnington highlights the AHDB Potatoes’s storage roadshows in July, which will cover energy efficiency, upgrades and the potential for changes to regulations covering the use of the sprout suppressant chlorpropham (CIPC). Annual...

    24 June 2013