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  • Fight Against Blight update - September 2018

    By Dr David Cooke, James Hutton Institute Having experienced one of the driest seasons since the Fight Against Blight began - clearly the weather has had a major impact.  After some early appearances on discard piles in Kent in mid-April, we have received very few recorded outbreaks compared to previous years. This has allowed us the time to genotype the samples as they arrived in the lab, and we...

    19 September 2018

  • Seed Industry Event: Making the most of the global marketplace

    How to make the most of the global export market post Brexit will be one of the major themes of this year’s Seed Industry Event held on 15 November in St Andrew’s. The event – held once every two years – brings together a range of international experts on seed potatoes who update the industry on key issues such as plant health, exports and marketing. This year, with just months to go before...

    12 September 2018

  • British seed potatoes to China

    China’s developing taste for chips and crisps will soon be fuelled by British produce, after International Trade Secretary Dr Liam Fox MP recently signed a deal which allows the UK to export British seed potatoes to China. AHDB’s Exports team have been actively involved in discussions for over 10 years, working initially with Scottish Government and Defra to ensure that GB had a workable protocol...

    12 September 2018

  • Education sponsorship opportunity

    Agriculture Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) is looking for potato industry representatives to sponsor the Grow Your Own Potatoes (GYOP) project, to help it continue and develop. Running since 2004, GYOP is a hands on initiative for primary aged children (5-11) and each year 15,000 growing kits are delivered into primary schools nationwide. The project educates more than 400,000 primary...

    9 September 2018

  • Storage preparation tips

    We have collated some tips and resources to help store managers during what is likely to be a challenging store loading period. If you have any further questions, please contact the Sutton Bridge Storage advice line on 0800 02 82 111 Resources: Download: Our new Store Managers Guide (updated 2018) here Download or order: An updated disease and defect identification poster here Article: Store...

    31 August 2018