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  • NFU workshops for trickle irrigators

    With information now emerging about the new licensing application process, the NFU has arranged a series of workshops in partnership with the Environment Agency to help farmers and growers with their ‘new authorisations’. The workshops will be of interest to growers who have traditionally used trickle and drip irrigation methods without the need for an abstraction licence, and those who already...

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  • Summary of Defra’s Water Abstraction Plan 2017

    Defra and the Environment Agency have published plans for implementing changes to the water abstraction system. The plans follow Government’s response to its consultation in 2016 and includes a timeline detailing activity over the next five years. The activities that will be undertaken include: Reviewing time limited licences Adjusting licences shown to be seriously damaging Revoking unused...

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  • MIKE STOREY WINS POTATO INDUSTRY HONOUR

    Dr Mike Storey has been awarded the John Green Memorial Trophy for his exceptional contribution to the British potato industry. Head of Resource Management at AHDB, Dr Storey received the award at the annual Cambridge University Potato Growers Research Association (CUPGRA) ‘Potato Barons’ Conference Dinner, in front of an audience that included growers, researchers, processors and retailers from...

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  • DEFRA UPDATE: Preventing the introduction and spread of ulluco viruses

    DEFRA has released the following advice regarding Ulluco: This is a guide for those who are currently growing, or were proposing to grow, ulluco. The key points are: Non-native viruses have been identified in ulluco being grown in England These viruses have the potential to spread to potato and other crops, and cause damage in these crops We are strongly advising against the further import and...

    15 December 2017

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  • MOVING BEYOND HIGH YIELD AS MEASURE OF SUCCESS

    Agri-Tech East and AHDB announce new joint position at REAP to accelerate innovation in the field Agri-Tech East and AHDB (the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board) announce a joint initiative to accelerate the adoption of innovation in the field. A new position of ‘Knowledge and Innovation Facilitator’ is being created to help deliver a programme of new projects. The announcement was...

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