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  • Potatoes Next Generation: Applications open at BP2019

    We are looking for the next batch of up-and-coming potato professionals to take part in the 2020 Next Generation programme. Heading in to its fourth intake, the successful initiative will open the recruitment process for 15 candidates from across the UK supply chain at BP2019 in Harrogate, 21-22 November. Read the full story at* *We will shortly be closing this website, all...

    6 November 2019

  • What motivates us to farm?

    BP2019 Seminar - Managing the future of your business: tools and skills for a successful succession Motivation in farming is a challenging subject to tackle. Farmers often think about how we do things, but don’t really consider why. People are all different and come into farming from all sorts of angles, be it managers, owners, tenant, lifestyle or hobby farmers. Read the full story at

    1 November 2019

  • Potato store managers can book one-to-one visits at BP2019

    The Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) is offering free one-to-one potato store visits via its new Storage Network. The visits will allow levy payers to get up to speed with their individual storage arrangements and to tackle issues they will encounter following the loss of sprout suppressant chlorpropham (CIPC). Read the full story at* *We will shortly be...

    22 October 2019

  • GB planted potato area by variety and sector 2019

    The 2019 GB planted potato area is one of the lowest on record even though there is a 1% year-on-year increase. What is driving this change?  The total 2019 planted GB area (revised estimate) is 118.95Kha. This updated estimate puts the area 1% higher than last year and represents the GB area covered by over 90% of producers.  Although the revised estimate shows a slight increase year-on-year...

    26 September 2019

  • AHDB Exports at Potato Europe 2019

    The AHDB Export team have been out in force representing the British potato industry at Potato Europe 2019 in Belgium this month (September 2019). Representatives from around the world visited Kain, near Tournai, on 4 and 5 September to network with professionals from across the supply chain. The rest of this article can be found on the new AHDB website by using the following link - https://ahdb....

    23 September 2019