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  • Updated provisional estimate of 2012 GB potato supply

    Due to the importance of business information in an exceptional season AHDB Potatoes has updated its estimates following the receipt of further Grower Panel1yield forms, updated lifting data and additional intelligence. Average yields for GB are now estimated at 38.1 tonnes/ha against an original estimate of 37.4 tonnes/ha. The revised end of season lifting estimate indicates unlifted area of...

    14 December 2012

  • Do you need to renew your abstraction licence?

    The Environment Agency is concerned that some licence holders may be unaware that they may be at risk of losing the right to water needed to support businesses. A surprisingly low number of applications have been submitted so far, to replace existing time limited water licences that are due to ‘time out’ shortly. The Environment Agency said that despite sending reminders, of the 750 licences due...

    7 December 2012

  • 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