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  • Tuber Talk: Have you monitored our pest investment?

    More chemistry has fallen foul of the approvals process this year. With some pest targets becoming resistant to what’s left and the crop protection pipeline drier than a 2018 summer, it’s no wonder interest in integrated pest management (IPM) has piqued. But IPM is a broad church and research funds are limited, so AHDB is asking people to complete a short survey to focus its investment in this...

    22 October 2018

  • Help us deliver what you need!

    Please can we have 10 minutes of your time to share your views on AHDB’s market information. We want to ensure what we deliver is as useful to you as possible. While we must adhere to certain processes to ensure our data is robust and balanced, if you think there are improvements we can make to how we present information, we’d love to hear about it. Please complete this short online survey about...

    1 October 2018

  • 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