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  • Potatoes: a major provider of fibre and vitamins to the UK diet

    In the UK, potatoes contribute 12% of the total fibre, 14% of the vitamin C and 13% of the vitamin B6 intake in adults. These figures, from Public Health England, marry well with the messages in BBC programme The truth about ‘carbs’ that aired on 6 June. The dietitian featured in the show, Alison Barnes, said it was about encouraging people to eat ‘smarter’ carbs. She said: “The aim was to...

    7 June 2018

  • Potatoes are naturally low in sugars

    Typically, potatoes contain less than 2g of sugars per 100g*, no matter how they are cooked - says dietitian Dr Carrie Ruxton. The comments came ahead of the airing of BBC documentary The truth about ‘carbs’. The dietitian featured in Wednesday’s (6 June) show, Alison Barnes, said it was about encouraging people to eat ‘smarter’ carbs. She said: “The aim was to highlight how starchy carbohydrates...

    6 June 2018


    AHDB submitted an Article 53 application (120 day authorisation request)  for Cuprokylt on organic potatoes which was considered by the Government’s Expert Committee on Pesticides (ECP) at their meeting on 17 April 2018.  The Committee requested further information before making a recommendation. AHDB has submitted a response​ - we can today annouce that Emergency Authorisation was granted. View...

    1 June 2018

  • Blight control in outgrade piles - Best practice

    As warm and humid conditions hit the UK it’s a good time to be thinking about best practice when it comes to controlling outgrade piles to avoid the spread of blight. With a continuing shift in blight populations, the consequence is that blight can come in to contact with the crop earlier, so it’s important that growers remain alert for signs of blight and control sources of infection, such as...

    1 June 2018

  • Welsh school have competition in the bag at Chelsea Flower show

    Llandysilio School in Wales were crowned winner of this year’s Grow Your Own Potatoes (GYOP) bag labelling competition at the Chelsea Flower show earlier this month. The proud winners were announced for their QR code label, which featured as part of The Sun newspapers Container Revolution stand at the prestigious garden show. Winners of the GYOP national school’s competition 2018 will be...

    31 May 2018