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  • Potato Weekly - 21 June 2019

    For most, the rain has replenished soil moisture to comfortable levels. However, isolated pockets of flooding have been reported and wet soils have hindered fieldwork in some regions. Domestic...

  • Potato Weekly - 14 June 2019

    Rain fell to mixed reception. For most, it was welcomed topping up soil moisture levels. However, isolated pockets of flooding and delays to early lifting have been reported in some regions....

  • Potato Weekly - 07 June 2019

    New crop lifting continues with some of the earliest growers finished. Generally the crop is looking well, but rain and warmth would be beneficial. Many crops are being irrigated for scab...

  • Exports of fresh potatoes increased again as March sets new records

    Peter Collier, Analyst, Peter.Collier@AHDB.org.uk, 0247 647 8851 Aidan Wright, Analyst, Aidan.Wright@AHDB.org.uk, 0247 647 8894 At over 20Kt, exports of fresh potatoes in...

  • TuberTALK - Summer 2019

    In this issue: Summer events preview Meet the regional team Assurances for seed exports to Egypt Next Gen visit Westminster Want to get TuberTALK in the post? Update your preferences...

  • Potato Weekly - 31 May 2019

    Domestic demand was mostly steady, with best quality supplies remaining hard to find. Export trade was reported by some to be tailing off, with demand from Eastern Europe starting to dip....

  • 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...

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