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  • Fera have issued new legislation on potatoes imported into England

    Fera have issued new legislation on potatoes imported into England. This legislation is designed to strengthen plant health protection, particularly by extending the current statutory notification requirements and by making it a legal requirement for imports of potatoes from Poland to be accompanied by an official Polish ring rot test certificate. Details of the new legislation are outlined in a...

    7 December 2012

  • Future of CIPC key topic at AHDB Potatoes Storage Day

    CIPC will be a key topic at the forthcoming AHDB Potatoes Storage Day to be held at Sutton Bridge Crop Storage Research (SBCSR), near King’s Lynn, on 29th November. It will be an opportunity to find out the facts and best practice measures that can be taken to give CIPC a viable future in GB potato production, and follows concerns raised at the highest regulatory levels relating to residues of...

    27 November 2012

  • Latest insights into potato industry at biennial conference

    This year's Seed Industry Event was packed to capacity, with 180 breeders, growers, exporters, agronomists, scientists, researchers and members of the supply chain community in attendance. The AHDB Potatoes sponsored event, held at the Crieff Hydro in Perthshire, had the future of plant health as its main theme. It also covered on-going protection of GB’s high health seed status, variety...

    26 November 2012

  • AHDB Potatoes R&D head wins coveted award

    Head of Research and Development of AHDB Potatoes Dr Mike Storey has scooped this year’s British Potato Industry Award, which acknowledges those who have made a significant impact on advances in the sector. Dr Storey was presented with the award yesterday (November 20) at the Seed Industry Event dinner at Crieff Hydro, near Perth, in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the potato...

    21 November 2012

  • Profitability and sustainability remain distant goals for potato sector

    Launching the consultation on AHDB Potatoes’s 2013-16 business plan amidst the most challenging potato season in history, Chairman Allan Stevenson told delegates at the industry’s biennial seed event in Crieff that AHDB Potatoes’s role was to keep an eye on the horizon and deliver a plan that develops a more sustainable and profitable sector than is the case today. “Delivering greater...

    20 November 2012

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