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  • GB potato plantings estimated down 3%

    Sara Maslowski, Senior Analyst, Sara.Maslowski@AHDB.org.uk, 02476 478953 The first estimate of total potato plantings for the 2018 crop year in Great Britain from AHDB is 119,000ha*. This is...

  • <span><a href="/publications/storage-bulletin-july-2018">Storage Bulletin - July 2018</a></span>

    Storage Bulletin - July 2018

    To view the latest Storage Bulletin, please click here This month's content: CIPC Update F-Gas refrigerant reminder Expanding the sprout control toolbox SBCSR call for fresh-pack...

  • THE DROUGHT ISSUE: Dealing with in-field sprouting and secondary growth

    At a recent AHDB event, Dr Mark Stalham of NIAB CUF discussed calls he has received regarding the prevention of in-field sprouting and secondary growth. With thunderstorms in the forecast, these...

  • Potato Weekly - 27 July 2018

    With another week of little significant precipitation, drought continues to be a major concern even in irrigated areas, resulting in reduced yields and higher dry matter content. Limited old crop (...

  • THE DROUGHT ISSUE: Dealing with burn-off in dry conditions

    This week Syngenta has issued updated advice on the use of Reglone due to 'the extremely dry conditions', the advice is: "Due to the exceptionally dry conditions being experienced this...

  • THE DROUGHT ISSUE: Too late for nitrogen top-ups?

    It is too late for N to provide benefits for most crops Dr Marc Alison, Senior Research Associate at NIAB CUF  said: “It is too late now for nitrogen to have any impact on yield...

  • THE DROUGHT ISSUE: When is a drought, not a drought?

    Who decides when Great Britain is in a drought? In an article on the 11 July, AHDB's Dr Nicola Dunn, a water specialist in our Resource Management team, said that "...hot weather and low...

  • GB area available to irrigate in decline over recent years

    Peter Collier, Analyst, Peter.Collier@AHDB.org.uk, 02476478851 Irrigation has been of greater importance in 2018 than in recent years, as lack of rainfall has been impacting quality, yields...

  • Potato Weekly - 20 July 2018

    With no significant precipitation over the last week, drought continues to be a major concern even in irrigated areas. Yields are reportedly suffering in some of the latest lifted crops and rising...

  • Potato Weekly - 13 July 2018

    There were limited 2017 crop free-buy sales reported this week, with an increasing volume of new crop available. The hot dry weather continued to be unfavourable to crops in the field. Areas able to...

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