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    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

  • 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