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  • AHDB Potatoes Board takes stock of industry views

    Under the banner of Direction through Dialogue AHDB Potatoes’s Board members are poised to meet with other levy payers and share views on how the levy is spent, what benefits are derived from the expenditure and whether plans are fit for the future. Suffolk potato grower Bruce Kerr, who joined the board this year, commented “like most growers, I knew a little about AHDB Potatoes but when the levy...

    24 June 2013

  • Levy board search now on to find future student research stars

    A new look, cross-industry studentship programme has today opened its call for new research projects to start in the 2014/15 academic year. The Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) has restyled its £1.5m studentship programme to reinforce its focus on delivering new science with practical industry benefits. Applications are now invited under a newly harmonised process that brings...

    4 June 2013

  • Irrigation event in June emphasises need for planning

    It’s not news that seasonal rainfall has become increasingly erratic, and whether growers get too much or too little rainfall, the need for water management planning intensifies each year. AHDB Potatoes’s Irrigation Workshop event returns on 6 June in Herefordshire to address key water management issues and to examine how growers can plan ahead, manage irrigation, keep abreast of new legislation...

    31 May 2013

  • Hunt begins for this year’s potato industry award winner

    AHDB Potatoes is seeking industry’s nominations for this year's British Potato Industry Award. This prestigious honour is awarded to an individual recognised for their outstanding contribution to the GB potato industry. AHDB Potatoes continues to support the industry’s front-runners in marketing, innovation, research and development, and by presenting this award, it recognises the dedication and...

    20 May 2013

  • Could you be the next HGCA arable monitor farmer?

    Growers with an appetite for innovation and who are looking for ways to boost their business performance are being sought for two additional Arable Monitor Farms in Scotland. HGCA and AHDB Potatoes are looking to recruit two cereals and oilseeds growers, ideally with potatoes in the rotation, to host the next phase of the successful HGCA monitor farm programme in the Fife, Easter Ross and Moray...

    1 May 2013