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  • The ‘Next Generation’ visit McCain for field to fork experience

    AHDB Potatoes ‘Next Generation’ tour got underway in Yorkshire last week, as the third in-take of aspiring industry leaders spent the day exploring Scarborough on a processing focussed trip to McCain.  Demonstrating quality crop; the day incorporated the crop production processes at local potato seed and ware growers, James Stockdale Ltd (‘Stockdales’), before a tour of the McCain facilities. The...

    21 June 2018

  • Future potato leaders begin AHDB programme

    AHDB potatoes launched the third in-take of leadership development scheme the ‘Next Generation’ programme at its Warwickshire Headquarters in May. The group of 14 will complete nine comprehensive business and technical days over the course of a year that will provide exposure to the whole supply chain. The participants are drawn from all sectors of the industry and from across Great Britain. The...

    16 May 2018

  • New agronomists to look through AHDB’s ‘shop window’

    New entrants to the UK agronomy industry will discover more about AHDB staff, services and information at the 2018 Agronomists’ Induction event. Formerly the Agronomists' Intake Day, the event has been run in conjunction with the Agricultural Industries Confederation (AIC) and the Association of Independent Crop Consultants (AICC) since its introduction in 2014. The event provides new agronomists...

    6 August 2018

  • BBC World Service offers some good news for potatoes

    The BBC World Service’s ‘More or Less’ programme has provided some good news for the potato after the recent airing of ‘Truth About Carbs’ claimed that just one baked potato contains 19 cubes of sugar. The ten-minute programme looks in to the programme and provides an insight in to how some of the information provided could be considered misleading. You can have a listen by clicking here.  

    6 August 2018

  • Drought 2018: advice from NIAB CUF experts included in special issue newsletter

    AHDB Potatoes has released a special issue of our Grower Gateway newsletter aimed at providing  the best practice approach in areas that growers can still control during an agricultural drought, for example burn-off and harvest. The newsletter includes three video interviews with NIAB CUF experts Dr Mark Stalham and Dr Marc Allison as well as an in depth look at the status of the drought, and...

    30 July 2018