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  • Agronomists' Conference 2018

    This year's Agronomists' Conference was held at the Kettering Conference Centre with a programme that looked at late blight, PCN and plant health. Presentations from Day One of this year's Agronomists' Conference can be found by clicking here You can view the full day's stream by clicking the link below - a breakdown of each subject can be found towards the bottom of the page. See research on...

    4 December 2018

  • Applications open for Grow Your Own Potatoes competition

    Growers around the country are being asked to encourage their local primary schools to register for the 2019 Grow Your Own Potatoes (GYOP) competition. Schools can register until 25 January 2019, with up to four growing kits available for each school so classes can compete against each other. Now one of the largest primary school-based growing projects of its kind since its launch in 2005, GYOP...

    3 December 2018

  • Maleic Hydrazide re-approved by EU but…

    The European Union (EU) has renewed the approval of the plant growth regulator Maleic Hydrazide (MH), however new regulatory requirements will now apply to all products containing MH. MH products are used on potatoes for sprout suppression and volunteer control. In accordance with EU regulations, MH products are now required to contain lower levels of hydrazine in order to meet tightening...

    29 November 2018

  • Could you be our next Strategic Farm host?

    We’re looking for two forward-thinking Arable farmers in England who grow either cereals and oilseeds or potatoes to host new AHDB Strategic Farms. Following the success of the Strategic Potato Farm at Elvedon Farms in Thetford, and the positive start to the Cereals & Oilseeds Strategic Farms at Stowmarket, Leamington Spa, we are now looking for a host to build on the legacy and help progress...

    21 November 2018

  • Could you host the next AHDB Strategic Arable Farms?

    Would you like to be at the cutting edge of arable innovation? If so, we are looking for two forward-thinking commercial arable farmers in England: One from East Anglia or the East Midlands who wants to focus on potatoes One from the South-East or South-West who wants to focus on cereals and oilseeds Following the success of the seven current Strategic Arable Farms, we now need two new hosts to...

    13 November 2018