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  • Potato Weekly - 09 November 2018

    This week, the free-buy potato market was largely flat across most sectors, with quality the main determining factor for price. Free-buy trade in the English and Scottish packing market was...

  • Potato Weekly - 02 November 2018

    This week was mixed for the potatoes sector. The English packing market received a lift from a pick up in trade, while Scottish trade was largely stable. The bag trade largely cooled, and a quality...

  • Still no decision on CIPC

    Further to our last update in July, there was no significant progress on the European Commission’s proposal for non-renewal of chlorpropham (CIPC) at the latest meeting of the Standing Committee (...

  • November Storage Snippets

    Diquat non-renewal The European Commission has now officially published the regulations concerning the renewal of the desiccant diquat and has decided not to renew its approval, based on concerns...

  • Managing part-full stores

    With yields below expectations, several stores may not be fully filled this year. In the case of there being not enough spuds to fill a large storage unit, there are a number of measures that you can...

  • Keep an eye out for diseases

    Diseases continue to be an issue across the country, with reports coming in of soft rot and pink rot.. There have also been reports of tuber blight, despite a low risk blight season. The high...

  • NEW! Introducing the Sprout Suppression Series

    Ethylene Ethylene is a plant hormone that inhibits sprout elongation once sprouting has naturally initiated. Research has shown that performance varies significantly between varieties, as some are...

  • Potato Weekly - 26 October 2018

    With many finding field conditions ideal for lifting this week, good progress was made. Store lifting remained the priority for most growers, so supplies were steady on the week. Demand in the bag...

  • Potato Market Dynamics Report - 24 October 2018

    The Market Dynamics report is your one-stop round-up for market intelligence from AHDB Potatoes. This issue includes consumer insight into potato product innovation, the drought impact, storage...

  • Potato product innovations

    Kim Malley, Senior Analyst, Kim.Malley@ahdb.org.uk, 024 7647 8852 As potato retail volumes grow, smaller categories such as crisps and chilled are increasing at the fastest rate. This is...

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