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  • Total exports reached better-than-expected 50,000 tonnes last year

    British seed exports to Egypt fell by six per cent during the last year following new last-minute tuber sizing restrictions.  Total exports, however, still reached 50,000 tonnes, with industry body AHDB Potatoes reporting that the season was better than expected. There had been fears that the last-minute changes to standards would damage British firms, as Egypt takes around 60 per cent of UK seed...

    4 February 2016

    Source: Fresh Produce Journal (Fruitnet)

  • North Norfolk farm scoops national potato award

    A north Norfolk family farm has been honoured with a national award in celebration of its potato growing. LF Papworth Ltd, based at Felmingham near North Walsham, scooped Potato Grower of the Year at the UK Grower Awards which celebrate the best of UK horticulture. The mixed farming business grows a wide range of crops including cereals, oilseed rape, sugar beet, potatoes, peas and beans - and...

    4 February 2016

    Source: North Norfolk News

  • Potato growers aim high with best practice workshop

    A group of potato growers are set to hear the latest cutting-edge advice on agronomy and marketing at a breakfast meeting next week. With potato prices under pressure, farmers need to get the most from their crops while keeping costs of production down, requiring attention to detail at every stage. “Potato yields have remained static for the past 30 years despite the development of new varieties...

    26 January 2016

    Source: Farming UK News

  • ‘Poppy Box’ potato sales target smashed: £14k windfall for armed forces community

    A FRESH produce partnership have smashed their annual Poppy Appeal fundraising target – donating more than £14,000 to The Royal British Legion from sales of their signature Mint salad potatoes. Nationwide Produce PLC and Suffolk-based potato growers Three Musketeers Ltd pledged to give the armed forces community charity 50p from every box sold throughout the three-week appeal, and set an original...

    Source: Unknown

  • New resource for UK Chip Shops

    With the frying trade accounting for 12% of the GB potato crop, ensuring quality across the sector has never been more important. In a bid to help the chip shop industry keep customer satisfaction high and compete in the increasingly aggressive quick service restaurant (QSR) sector, AHDB Potatoes has invested in a new online resource  The site delivers good potato management...

    25 January 2016

    Source: PotatoPro