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  • Seed Industry Event: Making the most of the global marketplace

    How to make the most of the global export market post Brexit will be one of the major themes of this year’s Seed Industry Event held on 15 November in St Andrew’s. The event – held once every two years – brings together a range of international experts on seed potatoes who update the industry on key issues such as plant health, exports and marketing. This year, with just months to go before...

    12 September 2018

  • British seed potatoes to China

    China’s developing taste for chips and crisps will soon be fuelled by British produce, after International Trade Secretary Dr Liam Fox MP recently signed a deal which allows the UK to export British seed potatoes to China. AHDB’s Exports team have been actively involved in discussions for over 10 years, working initially with Scottish Government and Defra to ensure that GB had a workable protocol...

    12 September 2018

  • Education sponsorship opportunity

    Agriculture Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) is looking for potato industry representatives to sponsor the Grow Your Own Potatoes (GYOP) project, to help it continue and develop. Running since 2004, GYOP is a hands on initiative for primary aged children (5-11) and each year 15,000 growing kits are delivered into primary schools nationwide. The project educates more than 400,000 primary...

    9 September 2018

  • Storage preparation tips

    We have collated some tips and resources to help store managers during what is likely to be a challenging store loading period. If you have any further questions, please contact the Sutton Bridge Storage advice line on 0800 02 82 111 Resources: Download: Our new Store Managers Guide (updated 2018) here Download or order: An updated disease and defect identification poster here Article: Store...

    31 August 2018

  • Potatoes fight back!

    ​Despite recent reports to the contrary the British consumer still loves the potato! This week, reports surfaced that 'potato consumption is down 5%'. This is simply not the case. The latest figures from Kantar WorldPanel, which covers data from all retailers, shows a 2.6% rise in consumption of potatoes since 2015. Pro-potato media coverage: Nonetheless, one positive from the 'news' that potato...

    24 August 2018