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  • AHDB Agronomists' Conference 2017 - Live Stream

    Watch #AgConf17 here on 5 December:  

    5 December 2017

  • Potato industry award a ‘fitting tribute’ to career and achievements of Mark Pettigrew

    A much-loved stalwart of the potato industry was posthumously honoured with an award for his services to the sector last month. The late Mark Pettigrew won the British Potato Industry Award at BP2017. It was accepted by close friend Gary Collins on behalf of his family. Mark died in September following a short illness.  “I have had the pleasure of knowing Mark for almost 30 years, all of which...

    4 December 2017

  • GB Potatoes: Market intelligence 2017-18

    Our annual market intelligence overview is here! Foreword - Rob Clayton At the time of writing this, in late October, the full crop picture is still unknown. Although planted area was up again in 2017 by a further 4%, we learnt from last season that poor yields can offset the impact of an area increase. That said, many within the industry are expecting a larger crop this season. This has...

    22 November 2017

  • Fungicide futures debate at the AHDB Agronomists’ Conference

    How fungicide resistance management guidance should be improved and promoted will be debated at this year’s AHDB Agronomists’ Conference. The cereals-focused ‘fungicide futures’ debate will take place on the second day (6 December 2017) and is being held amid growing concerns about the efficacy of key active ingredients. To fuel the debate, the views of all with a stake in fungicide efficacy are...

    20 November 2017

  • Search for SPot Farm North to start in Harrogate

    Innovative potato growers from northern England who are willing to challenge convention are being urged to get involved in AHDB’s latest Strategic Potato (SPot) Farm. AHDB will be on the hunt for the first SPot Farm host in the North at BP2017 in Harrogate this week (22 – 23 November). The two-day event, held at the Great Yorkshire Showground, is expected to attract over 6,000 visitors from...

    20 November 2017