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  • 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

  • CIPC Update: Vote not held at SCoPAFF July meeting

    Member States did not vote on the European Commission’s proposal for non-renewal of chlorpropham (CIPC) at the meeting of the Standing Committee (SCoPAFF) last week (19 and 20 July). The Commission will be reflecting on the July meeting and it is probable that further discussion on CIPC, and possibly a vote, will take place at the next SCoPAFF meeting in October.  The CIPC Task Force comprising...

    30 July 2018

  • Agricultural Drought Summer 2018

    Link through to a wealth of market impact analysis, technical resources and helpful links to farming charities at the AHDB Drought hub What Is The Impact In The Market? What's Happening On Farm Other Resources Relevant AHDB Research Projects Support And Advice From Farming Charities

    27 July 2018

  • Application methods the hot topics at SPot West

    The first field walk of SPot West’s 2018 programme focussed on chemical control of PCN and Rhizoctonia as growers and agronomists met at Heal Farms, Shropshire to hear the latest developments on local research. Dr Matthew Back of Harper Adams University presented his research, which has shown that PCN attack helps attract the Rhizoctonia fungus towards the tuber stolons. However, due to the high...

    12 July 2018