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  • Quality control in the spotlight in latest blog

    The farming press has widely reported today on potato growers calling for more information on the reasons behind deductions from packers and processors. Rob Clayton, AHDB Potatoes Strategy Director, shares his thoughts. There’s been lots of discussion on quality and deductions today. The discussion has reminded me of our crisis summit held at the back end of the 2012 season. Some of the messages...

    10 February 2017

  • The search is on for AHDB Potatoes board members

    Now is the time to make a real difference to the future of the British potato industry The Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) is looking for a ware grower, a seed grower, and a representative from the processing supply chain to join the sector board of its GB potato division. The new board members will assist the chair in developing strategy, overseeing financial issues and...

    28 October 2016

  • Improving agronomic and economic sustainability of UK farming

      New Grower Platform - your chance to participate. The ‘Grower Platform’ project is a key component of a new AHDB funded research programme on the management of rotations, led by NIAB with partners including Rothamsted Research, James Hutton Institute and Lancaster University; a five-year programme of research to help farmers and agronomists optimise soil and water management decisions and plan...

    11 August 2016

  • Epitrix beetle: update and advice

    Epitrix is a very damaging potato pest from North America that is now established in Spain and Portugal. Imported potatoes from these countries represents a real and present threat to the GB potato industry. The threat posed by this pest and the measures that are being taken will be of interest to all those in the GB potato industry.  Latest Epitrix update: Consultation on strengthened protection...

    10 February 2016

  • AHDB to lead new crop nutrition manual (RB209)

    The Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) is leading a new consortium of partners in a flagship industry project to bring the very latest in nutrient research to UK farmers. AHDB has committed £95,000 to independently review information in the current Fertiliser Manual (RB209) as well as nutrient management research released since the eighth edition of RB209 was last published by...

    5 June 2015