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  • New leadership at AHDB Potatoes

    Fiona Fell has taken on the challenging and exciting role of Chairman of AHDB Potatoes and member of the AHDB Board. Now based in Northumberland, she comes from a farming family in Worcestershire. Whilst a partner in the family farm, Fiona trained and worked as a vet in mixed practice. Chairing the R&KT Committee, Fiona has served on the AHDB Potatoes Board as an Independent Member since 2008...

    2 April 2014

  • New research call for slug control

    New research call for slug control as AHDB flags up potential £100 million annual cost to industry   Work by AHDB’s crop divisions has estimated that a lack of slug control products could potentially cost UK crop production £100 million annually.   To help sustain UK crop production, AHDB has revealed plans to invest in a programme of slug research by combining £300,000 of levy funds with...

    10 March 2014

  • Recruitment to AHDB Potatoes Board extended

    Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board is pleased to announce the appointment of Bill Quan, fresh sector grower from Herefordshire and Mark Taylor, Director of Fenmarc Produce Ltd to the AHDB Potatoes sector board. AHDB Potatoes Director Rob Clayton commented “we are delighted to find two enthusiastic new board members and look forward to benefitting from their expertise. We have decided...

    10 February 2014

  • Horticulture and Potato Initiative (HAPI) Consortia Building

      A Consortia building workshop to support the second call for applications from the HAPI on 20 January 2014 at The Royal Society, London SW1Y 5AG.    Academic and Industry representatives were invited to come along to: find out about the call and the research challenges to be addressed understand the industrial context behind the research challenges present elevator pitches to promote your...

    7 January 2014

  • BBC Food & Farming Awards 2014 - Outstanding Farmer of The Year

    BBC1’s Countryfile presenter, Adam Henson, launches a mission to celebrate innovation, inspiration and cutting-edge thinking in the search for the UK’s Outstanding Farmer of the Year. Farmer and presenter of BBC One’s Countryfile programmeAdam Henson is leading the search for outstanding and inspirational farmers as part of this year’s BBC Food & Farming Awards. Now in its 14th year, the...

    7 January 2014