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  • 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

  • The Big Brexit Opportunity

    By Tom Hind ‘A new opportunity for UK agriculture’? The Prime Minister has described Brexit as ‘a new opportunity for UK agriculture’. While Brexit will undoubtedly bring significant challenges, there will be opportunities for many, too. Opportunities, by their nature, must be taken. Those who do nothing risk being left behind as the industry moves on. To that end, AHDB has compiled a panel of...

    16 November 2017

  • AHDB launches Potato Data Centre as prices hit three-year low

    Potato growers are invited to discuss the data as ex-farm free-buy prices sit £95 per-tonne lower than the same point last year. AHDB Potatoes will launch Potato Data Centre (PDC) at BP2017 at Harrogate on 22 and 23 November. The tool, which allows growers and those in the supply chain to examine data on price, variety, planted area, market sector and yield, will be available on the AHDB stand at...

    13 November 2017