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  • Drought prospects for winter and spring 2011/12

    The Environment Agency (EA) have published as substantive report outlining the current drought prospects for winter and spring 2011/12. If you have concerns about your water supply or abstraction licences you should contact your local EA officer and also consider any wider business impacts. You can learn more about Water Abstraction Groups (WAGS) by contacting the UK Irrigation Association (UKIA...

    21 December 2011

  • Press article highlights ongoing risk of Ring Rot

    A recent article published in Farm Business highlights that the quarantine disease Ring Rot continues to be found on the continent, and the need for growers to take sensible seed sourcing decisions.   Read the article: Dutch ring rot prompts source safe seed message   The GB Potato industry set up the Safe Haven Scheme in 2004 to protect itself from this disease. With over 60% of all British...

    20 December 2011

  • AHDB Potatoes cost-benefit work hailed at BP2011

    With a record turnout of over 6,000, BP2011 (Harrogate, November 23-24) the potato industry demonstrated its confidence in the future. Ever keen to discover ways of working smarter, levy-payers showed great interest in the cost-benefit analyses undertaken by AHDB Potatoes. “In spring 2011 we introduced a new objective to each of the AHDB Potatoes functions to undertake cost benefit analysis for...

    1 December 2011

  • Your Research Questions Answered by AHDB Potatoes

      AHDB Potatoes invests in consumer and market research to help levy payers make better informed – and potentially more profitable – business decisions and to highlight potential marketing opportunities.   We have a wealth of data gathered from specialist research organisations such as Kantar WorldPanel, NPD Crest, YouGov and others, all of which is channelled through the AHDB Market...

    29 November 2011

  • AHDB Potatoes launches recipe app for iPhone

    Family mealtimes are set to become that little bit easier as AHDB Potatoes launches its first free recipe driven app, designed for those seeking quick and tasty meal ideas. The ‘Quick & Tasty’ app for iPhone and iPod Touch gives users access to hundreds of favourite, as well as new and exciting, potato recipes, which can be ready and on the table in under 30 minutes. What’s more, users can...

    21 November 2011