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  • 46 farms now at heart of expanding AHDB Farm Excellence Network

    Farmer-to-farmer learning is now at the heart of AHDB’s knowledge exchange work, with 46 farms across the country fully engaged in AHDB Farm Excellence activities. A compilation of short and in-depth profiles of the current AHDB Monitor and Strategic Farms, which span livestock, arable and horticulture enterprises, have been compiled in a new AHDB Farm Excellence directory, which has been...

    3 January 2018


    A revolution in agricultural productivity will be needed – and fast – if we are to capitalise on Brexit, continue to feed ourselves as a nation, and protect the environment. The warning comes in a bold new paper from the leading food and farming knowledge house, the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board, published on the eve of the agenda-setting Oxford Farming Conference 2018. Currently...

    3 January 2018

  • 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