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  • Potato stocks high, but marketing season may extend

    The stocks of potatoes held by growers at the end of March totalled 1.3Mt according to an Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board estimate. This is a similar level to the same period in 2015 and approximately 300Kt more than the 2017 estimate. It comes as no surprise following the high production figures of 6.04Mt seen in 2017. Amber Cottingham, analyst at AHDB Potatoes, said: “So far this...

    27 April 2018

  • AHDB’s Potatoes and Cereals Knowledge Exchange teams join forces

    The Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) has taken a significant step to improve its offering and better support farm businesses in the arable sector. AHDB’s Cereals and Oilseeds and its Potatoes Knowledge Exchange (KE) Teams will unite this month to create a single Arable Team – bringing together a wider range of expertise for the industry. As a result, four new roles have been...

    6 April 2018

  • AHDB Guidance to help with new rules for water

    From 2 April 2018 all farmers in England will need to meet new government rules to protect water quality. The farming rules for water build upon the good practice already in operation and relate to managing fertilisers, manures and soils. AHDB has a wealth of relevant information to help farmers, including guidance on soil testing and nutrient management planning in the Nutrient Management Guide...

    3 April 2018

  • Laura Bouvet new Knowledge and Innovation Facilitator for Agri-Tech East & AHDB

    Laura Bouvet has been appointed Knowledge and Innovation Facilitator for Agri-Tech East and the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB); the first time the two organisations have collaborated in this way. As part of the new jointly funded role, Laura will support a number of innovation projects with growers – drawing on her extensive knowledge of plant pathology, genomics and...

    21 March 2018

  • Potato stock levels and ‘drawdown’ at record levels

    Potato stock levels reached a record 2.4 million tonnes in January – up 25 per cent on last year, according to the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board. The latest data survey also showed that the rate at which they were drawn from store was also at its highest level since 2010, when AHDB began measuring stock. According to the new figures, GB stock levels held by growers rose by 492,...

    20 March 2018