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  • Spotlight on ‘partnership power’ at the 2017 Agronomists’ Conference

    The 2017 AHDB Agronomists’ Conference will look to strengthen the UK’s ‘partnership culture’ to deliver the flexible agronomic options required during uncertain times. For the second year running, AHDB Cereals & Oilseeds will combine forces with AHDB Potatoes and provide evidence-based developments in agronomy. Taking place on 5 to 6 December 2017 at Peterborough Arena, speakers will showcase...

    26 September 2017

  • New £1m partnership to address knowledge gaps in soil biology

    The Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) and the British Beet Research Organisation (BBRO) have announced an ambitious new research partnership to develop practical soil biology management guidance. The five-year partnership looks to improve on-farm understanding of soil health by benchmarking current academic and industry knowledge, developing and validating indicators of soil...

    25 September 2017

  • International exports event will result in substantial trade deals

    British potato exporters will instigate deals worth hundreds of thousands of pounds at this year’s Potato Europe event, held next week in Holland. With over 250 exhibitors, and 15,000 visitors from around the world, Potato Europe is a key marketplace for the GB potato sector, and British-based potato companies will gather on the AHDB Exports stand to discuss both the past and upcoming export...

    11 September 2017

  • Maris Piper still king but growers use new varieties to meet retail demand

    British potato growers have planted an increased area of emerging varieties to serve the fresh packing market, amid reports of increased levels of ‘on-contract’ supermarket supply where prices are agreed in advance. However, Maris Piper comfortably remains the most planted potato, with three times more area than the next most popular fresh packing variety. The varieties that have gained the most...

    30 August 2017

  • Scottish seed exporters set to increase tonnage to Brazil and Kenya

    Government representatives from Scotland and Brazil met in July to simplify the import classification requirements for seed potatoes. The game-changing meeting was organised and funded by the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB). Brazil produces circa 3.6m tonnes of potatoes a year according to UN figures, however in terms of productivity yields are only two thirds of what is...

    10 August 2017