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  • Fresh potato sales enjoy post-Christmas increase

    "The decline in fresh potato sales has abated and we are now seeing an increase," James Lee, business unit manager at Greenvale's recently established agronomy division Produce Solutions, told a Syngenta potato seminar earlier this month. "This time last year we were seeing vast price deflation but that's now tailed off, and we have seen a decline in the number of promotions on potatoes,...

    19 February 2016

    Source: Horticulture Week

  • Take 5 with...George Putterill, Next Generation potato farmer

    Getting Started spoke to George Putterill, one of AHDB Potatoes’ Next Generation delegates. George spoke about the challenging future the industry is facing and why people should enter the Next Generation Programme. Q: Why did you want to enter the potato industry? My family farm grows potatoes and have done since the farm started. So it was inevitable that I was going to enter the potato...

    24 February 2016

    Source: FG Insight

  • Take 5 with... John Milner, Next Generation potato farmer

    Getting Started spoke to John Milner, one of AHDB Potatoes’ Next Generation delegates. John explained the biggest challenges facing the potato industry, as well as what the Next Generation group has offered to him. Q: Why did you join the Next Generation programme?   I joined the next generation group to gain a further understanding of all areas of the potato industry. To increase my knowledge...

    17 February 2016

    Source: FG Insight

  • £1m AHDB soils call sets out five-year research partnership plan

    A new £1 million AHDB research call marks the start of a five-year partnership initiative to devise and implement a programme of research on soil health and biology. The call is the result of a collaboration between AHDB’s crop and livestock sectors and the British Beet Research Organisation (BBRO). It aims to complement research which is being commissioned as part of the recent £1.5 million call...

    3 February 2016

    Source: Farming UK News

  • AHDB look to boost fresh potato consumption

    Growers and agronomists came together at AHDB’s Welsh Potato Day, held in Pembrokeshire, to discuss key challenges surrounding the potato industry.  Opening the discussion, Rebecca Hughes, consumer insight analyst, AHDB, brought the audience’s attention to consumer trends and how they impact on potatoes. Miss Hughes said: "Although earnings are on the up, there is still a large proportion of...

    22 January 2016

    Source: FG Insight