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  • AHDB launches farm data sharing project

    Creating a best practice guide to sharing farm data is the focus of a new consultation launched by the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB). The project will develop a set of principles to help promote and facilitate data sharing within the agricultural industry. Run in partnership with agri software business Rezare Systems, it kicks off with a series of workshops in July and...

    12 June 2018

  • AHDB secure raft of emergency crop protection authorisations

    Nine emergency authorisations for potato, herb, celery, carrot, parsnip, cherry and plum were secured this week for UK growers to protect their crops. The 120-day authorisations were issued in response to high risks of crop damage from late blight, aphids, spotted wing drosophila and a range of weeds. AHDB’s crop protection team coordinated the applications following serious concerns over...

    12 June 2018

  • Outstanding candidates sought for industry awards

    Nominations are now being sought for the British Potato Industry Award and the AHDB Above and Beyond Award. The two awards are given out annually to some of the sector’s most dedicated and talented individuals, those who have made a genuine difference to the industry. AHDB Potato Board Chair, Sophie Churchill OBE, explains: “We want to recognise and celebrate the significant achievements of those...

    8 June 2018

  • AHDB explores Cuban export potential

    AHDB is encouraging seed potato producers to consider Cuba as an export destination after recent meetings with Government officials in the country. While GB producers are technically able to export to Cuba they have not been able to take advantage of this market due to a lack of awareness on how to get products into the country. However, fresh discussions have led to the development of a clear...

    7 June 2018

  • Potato producer input vital to SPot Farm Scotland

    The importance of grower input to the Strategic Potato (SPot) Farm Scotland was emphasized at a recent site visit by the NFUS Potatoes Committee. The group gathered to discuss recent trials with Kerr Howatson, Farm Manager for Bruce Farms, and Claire Hodge, Knowledge Exchange Manager for AHDB who manages the project. Claire explained that many of the trials had been adapted due to feedback from...

    30 May 2018