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  • Planting return deadline extension

    We have extended the deadline for the return of your planting return form. Please return your form, in paper or online by 1 August. We recognise that most growers began planting later than anticipated, and we are pleased to allow extra time for the return of the form as you work through this busy period. This will have no bearing on the payment date of the invoice – we will still generate your...

    25 May 2018

  • New guide highlights livestock opportunities for arable farmers

    The numerous opportunities for collaboration between arable and livestock enterprises have been highlighted in a new guide issued by AHDB. With both the economic and environmental sustainability of UK farming systems under the microscope, the ‘Livestock and the arable rotation’ guide looks to inspire farmers to work together for mutual benefit. The guide covers the extensive opportunities...

    22 May 2018

  • Huge opportunities for farmer-to-farmer learning across AHDB this summer

    UK farmers and growers will have access to more than 50 farmer-to-farmer learning events this summer. The events are part of AHDB’s Farm Excellence work to help industry prepare for the challenges ahead. They include meetings hosted at Strategic Farms, Monitor Farms, Horticulture Centres and more, and are designed for farmers to learn from each other in an independent, locally-relevant setting....

    21 May 2018

  • Virus management in seed potatoes 2018

      Protecting seed crops from the various aphid-borne potato viruses is essential to maintain the quality of Scottish seed potatoes. Multiplication of early seed potato generations will require a robust approach to aphid-borne virus management to avoid viruses entering the seed stock – this will require a comprehensive aphicide programme as detailed below. Later seed potato generations can take a...

    18 May 2018

  • Success for ‘Bud the Spud’ as sales of fresh potatoes recover

    Almost three years ago, Bud was introduced to a consumer audience in an EU co-financed joint campaign with Bord Bia (the Irish food board), tasked with emotionally re-engaging consumers with potatoes, through providing quick-and-easy meal inspiration to fit in with our ever-busier lifestyles, while reminding them of the healthy and nutritious virtues of potatoes. Bud was, in the initial stages of...

    18 May 2018

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