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  • Potato Weekly - 24 May 2019

    Reports have come forward of quality degrading at a faster rate in store, as the weather gets warmer. Also, higher than normal levels of internal defects have been seen in some varieties. Strong...

  • Potato Weekly - 17 May 2019

    Early crops continue to be lifted, but demand remains limited. Export demand remains strong, with Scottish material moving to Europe. There has been increased interest in free-buy from both...

  • Are your old potatoes getting too sweet?

    Preventing ‘sweetening’ or the accumulation of reducing tubers in tubers is crucial to maintaining processing quality. While this is normally achieved by storing tubers at warmer temperatures,...

  • Sprout Suppression series: 1,4-dimethylnaphthalene (DMN)

    Having now covered all the sprout suppression actives that are currently registered for use in the UK (ethylene, spearmint oil and maleic hydrazide), the next few actives in our series on sprout...

  • MH, DMN and spearmint oil favoured by Dutch & German potato stores

    The Sutton Bridge team of specialists made a trip to the Netherlands and Germany last month to see European processing stores in action and find out more about how they deal with sprout control. The...

  • Potato Weekly - 10 May 2019

    Planting was wrapping up for most, with showers welcomed by those with crop in the ground. Lifting continued, though demand remained limited. With irrigation restrictions looking more likely for...

  • Fresh potato exports at record pace in February

    Peter Collier, Analyst, Peter.Collier@AHDB.org.uk, 0247 647 8851 Aidan Wright, Analyst, Aidan.Wright@AHDB.org.uk, 0247 647 8894 At 17.4Kt exports of fresh potatoes in February hit a...

  • Potato Weekly - 03 May 2019

    With some finishing planting, home trade markets experienced a slight pickup. An increase in movement of stocks out of stores has kept markets well-supplied. Demand for export markets continued at...

  • Potato Weekly - 26 April 2019

    With many reportedly approaching the conclusions of planting schedules, home trade markets were relatively quiet. Export markets were an exception to this, with an apparent pickup in trade....

  • Potato Weekly - 19 April 2019

    With ideal conditions for planting continuing, and packers reportedly ‘stocked up’, trade in free-buy markets has stayed generally quiet. Marketing has taken a backseat for many this week as...

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