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  • New research call for slug control

    New research call for slug control as AHDB flags up potential £100 million annual cost to industry   Work by AHDB’s crop divisions has estimated that a lack of slug control products could potentially cost UK crop production £100 million annually.   To help sustain UK crop production, AHDB has revealed plans to invest in a programme of slug research by combining £300,000 of levy funds with...

    10 March 2014

  • Recruitment to AHDB Potatoes Board extended

    Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board is pleased to announce the appointment of Bill Quan, fresh sector grower from Herefordshire and Mark Taylor, Director of Fenmarc Produce Ltd to the AHDB Potatoes sector board. AHDB Potatoes Director Rob Clayton commented “we are delighted to find two enthusiastic new board members and look forward to benefitting from their expertise. We have decided...

    10 February 2014

  • Horticulture and Potato Initiative (HAPI) Consortia Building

      A Consortia building workshop to support the second call for applications from the HAPI on 20 January 2014 at The Royal Society, London SW1Y 5AG.    Academic and Industry representatives were invited to come along to: find out about the call and the research challenges to be addressed understand the industrial context behind the research challenges present elevator pitches to promote your...

    7 January 2014

  • BBC Food & Farming Awards 2014 - Outstanding Farmer of The Year

    BBC1’s Countryfile presenter, Adam Henson, launches a mission to celebrate innovation, inspiration and cutting-edge thinking in the search for the UK’s Outstanding Farmer of the Year. Farmer and presenter of BBC One’s Countryfile programmeAdam Henson is leading the search for outstanding and inspirational farmers as part of this year’s BBC Food & Farming Awards. Now in its 14th year, the...

    7 January 2014

  • Opinions, points and prizes for BP 2013 participants

      With so much of our industry represented at BP 2013 in Harrogate, it’s a fantastic opportunity to find out your views on key issues, campaigns and strategies that will impact on the whole industry, long into the future.   As part of the Knowledge Trail at BP 2013 (where you can collect your BASIS points), AHDB Potatoes will be asking for your opinions on where our industry needs to be going -...

    22 November 2013