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  • 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

  • Newest Strategic Potato Farm aiming for ‘better quality for customers’

    Quality is paramount for RJ and AE Godfrey, a mixed arable farm in North Lincolnshire, which has joined AHDB’s Farm Excellence Network. The farm grows around 440 ha of main-crop potatoes for the packing market each year, in a rotation including peas, sugar beet, wheat, oilseed rape and linseed. It will become Strategic Potato (SPot) Farm North and act as a hub for farmer-to-farmer learning in the...

    19 March 2018

  • First full year of potato trial results to be revealed

    Trial results from AHDB’s Strategic Potato Farm Scotland will be revealed at a Results Day held at the Red House Hotel in Coupar Angus on 8 March. Having initially started in 2016 with cultivation trials, the work with Bruce Farms was significantly expanded last season to cover nutrition, cover crops, seed spacing and handling and further work on cultivations. Claire Hodge, Knowledge Exchange...

    1 March 2018

  • Roadshow will offer farmers guidance on thriving after Brexit

    The AHDB, Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) and Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) are running three Brexit roadshows across Scotland in February and March. The events will feature expert speakers from each organisation who will outline the latest thinking on policy, potential implications and opportunities, as well as how farmers can prepare now for the future outside the EU. The evening events will...

    12 February 2018