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  • Update: Potato plantings by variety in Great Britain in 2016

    Amber Cottingham, Analyst, amber.cottingham@ahdb.org.uk, 02476 478 698 AHDB Potatoes has now produced provisional estimates of planted areas by variety for Great Britain for 2016. These are shown...

  • Preparing and auditing your store in advance of the new season

    Knowing is key to controlling the conditions “The quickest wins can be had in not simply assuming your store is operating as you believe,” explains independent potato consultant, Simon Alexander...

  • The potential for cover crops and improving cultivations

    James Daw, host farmer of the Strategic Potato (SPot) Farm, West sited at Thorpe Constantine in Staffordshire has clear ideas about cultivations. He has expressed these frequently at meetings and...

  • New - Above and beyond award

    Potato Powerhouses – industry legends of the nineties, noughties, and twenty-tens. Twenty years ago the first Potato Industry Award was presented, and for the industry approaching the Millennium...

  • Sulphur Nutrition

    Sulphur is an important component of a complete and balanced crop nutrition plan.  Previously, the supply of natural sources of Sulphur from the soil was regarded as sufficient for the potato...

  • GB potato plantings up 4%

    Arthur Marshall, Analyst, arthur.marshall@ahdb.org.uk, 02476 478 956 The first estimate of total potato plantings for the 2016 crop year in Great Britain from AHDB Potatoes is 116,000ha*. This is...

  • End-March 2016 GB Potato Stocks Estimate

    Amber Cottingham, Analyst, Amber.Cottingham@AHDB.org.uk, 02476 478698 GB potato stock levels at the end of March are estimated at 1Mt, around 300Kt less than the end-March 2015 estimate. The...

  • Preparing your staff for the new season

    Preparing your staff for the new season In June 2016, AHDB releases an updated suite of online, Safe Potato Operations, training modules which integrate the importance of health and safety with...

  • Pinpointing storage costs

    Pinpointing storage costs Want to compare what your crops cost you off-field compared to ex-store; to model storage costs for future investments; or to assess the impact of grant funding and...

  • Ensure you inform water reform

    Ensure you inform water reform Jenny Bashford, AHDB Potatoes’ Knowledge Exchange Manager, urges each member of the supply chain to play their role to help inform forthcoming abstraction changes...

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