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  • Latest potato stocks figures down almost a quarter on last year

    The Agricultural and Horticultural Development Board’s (AHDB) latest estimates on potato stock levels held by British growers are 24% down on previous years’ figures at 1.84Mt; 13% down on the five year average. The estimates show stock levels for the 2018/19 season to be higher than at the same point in 2012 but only slightly lower than 2016; another tight year for the British potato supply....

    11 March 2019

  • VIDEO: Potato Storage, CIPC and Sprout Control Update, March 2019

    We understand that a vote was taken on the Commission’s proposal for non-renewal of Chlorpropham (CIPC) at the Standing Committee on Plants, Animals, Food and Feed last week. No Qualified majority was reached in favour of the proposal. The EU Commission can now decide to move the existing proposal forward to an Appeal Committee or to propose the existing or an altered proposal at a next Standing...

    8 March 2019

  • Historic potato conference in store for top European researchers

    The latest scientific progress in all fields of post-harvest research and development will be presented at a conference in Norwich on 12 to 14 March. Hosted by AHDB and Certis, the post-harvest section of the European Association for Potato Research (EAPR) meeting will focus on the future of long-term storage in the likely absence of sprout suppressant Chlorpropham (CIPC). The programme also...

    5 March 2019

  • AHDB’s latest recruit will provide support to key potato growing region

    AHDB has welcomed a new recruit to work with potato growers in the east of England. David Wilson has taken on the role of Knowledge Exchange Manager (Potatoes) for East Anglia and the South East. David will be using his experience and knowledge of the potato industry to work with growers on a number of key AHDB initiatives. Having started out as a farm manager and then agronomist, David’s...

    4 March 2019

  • AHDB Potatoes – Open Board meeting

    We are hosting an open Potatoes Board meeting, on 19 March at Peterborough. The open session will start at 12pm, with a sandwich lunch, and will include discussion on our plans for 2019/20. You will have a chance to comment on potential activities, before they are proposed to the main AHDB board for confirmation. The meeting will finish with an open question and answer session. AHDB staff and...

    1 March 2019