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  • STATEMENT: CIPC uncertainty continues - here's how we're offering support

    Latest CIPC approval update 27 February: 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...

    27 February 2019

  • Uncertainty means it is the right time for additional storage provision

    Industry view: Jonathan Papworth – Fen Edge Farming Ltd At the time of writing yet another EU standing committee meeting has passed without a vote on CIPC. The uncertainty continues. It is not for me to speculate on the future of CIPC. The task force, made up of the companies who hold licences to sell products containing the chemical, say they remain hopeful. Throughout the saga they have posted...

    16 February 2019

  • New tools to tackle spreading PCN problem

    We released a video in October showing that potato cyst nematodes are spreading into areas previously thought to be free of the pest. Those who think their land is clean can benefit hugely from PCN control. If it really is free of PCN this is a resource of high value to conserve. If there is undetected PCN, large financial savings can be made from early recognition of infested status. To help...

    14 February 2019

  • Next Generation 2018/19: from the field to film

    It’s been an eventful year for AHDB’s 2018/19 Next Generation group. Following a tough season out on the field, there’s also been plenty to do off it. With a number of visits to packers, processors, research labs and industry events, it’s been an educational tour up and down the UK for our 15 potato enthusiasts. One Show fame for Tom Macfarlane One highlight in particular saw South Lincolnshire...

    14 February 2019

  • Growers need certainty of trade in post-Brexit world

    British growers at this year’s Fruit Logistica say they are keen to work with European businesses post-Brexit – but they need political certainty. One of the main concerns at this year’s event in Berlin was around exports – with many growers and seed producers from the UK questioning what the future holds for the industry once the UK leaves the EU. Once again we attended the fresh produce event...

    12 February 2019