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  • It’s good to talk…and listen. Potato summit improves understanding of challenges faced by all in the potato supply chain.

    Oversupply in 2011 followed by a short season in 2012, on a scale unheard of in over 35 years have created numerous trade tensions along the supply chain.  The combination of two difficult seasons brought some long-standing industry issues home to roost.  By Christmas the AHDB Potatoes Board decided that a safe environment in which to air a whole host of challenges and start to agree how to work...

    25 April 2013

  • BASIS training for potato store managers and advisors

    Limited spaces are available for a two day specialist post-harvest training course, for potato store managers and advisors, on 8 and 9 May. The course will take place at Sutton Bridge Crop Storage Research (SBCSR), AHDB Potatoes’s state-of-the-art storage facility, near Spalding and will be repeated at the Farm Energy Centre at Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire on 11 and 12 June. “With EU regulations...

    23 April 2013

  • New AHDB Potatoes studentships ensure future research capability in the potato sector

    As part of the new look AHDB studentship scheme to be launched this summer, AHDB Potatoes has announced that it will fund four studentships starting in Autumn 2013. Addressing industry priorities as outlined inthe AHDB Potatoes’s R&D strategy 2012-15, the aim of the studentship scheme is to produce original research, leading to benefits to the potato industry. Crucially the scheme intends to...

    4 April 2013

  • First-time technical event for chip shop supply sector

    A key sector of the potato industry met in Cambridgeshire this week at AHDB Potatoes’s first time early-evening event, targeted exclusively at this important sector of the supply chain – chip shop growers and suppliers. The informal evening programme, hosted by AHDB Potatoes’s Gary Collins and sponsored by Crowland Fresh Produce and Agrico (UK) Ltd, offered a chance for growers and suppliers to...

    22 March 2013

  • What to do with seed if planting is delayed

    Simple measures to preserve seed potato quality in the period between farm delivery and planting were discussed at the Sutton Bridge Storage Event, coinciding with the issue of a new Seed Storage Technical Note. Hosting a workshop session with Sutton Bridge colleague Dr Glyn Harper, AHDB Potatoes’s Communications Officer Sophie Lock described that a recent seed survey of 170 businesses revealed a...

    9 March 2013