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  • Potato Plantings by Variety in Great Britain for 2011

      The AHDB Potatoes has now produced provisional estimates of planted areas by variety for England, Scotland and Wales for 2011. These are shown in Table 1 attached with comparisons to previous years 2006-2010. The total planted area for Great Britain is now estimated at 126,328 ha. This revises the end-July provisional estimate of 127,450 ha, and is based on a sample of 2,269 growers...

    26 September 2011

  • World Potato Congress 2012

      Research speakers confirmed for World Potato Congress 2012. For more information on this and all event content, visit: News Release September 19, 2011 Renowned researchers join speaker programme at World Potato Congress Top potato researchers from Britain and The Netherlands have joined the speaker panel at the World Potato Congress (WPC 2012) due to take place in Edinburgh,...

    19 September 2011

  • AHDB Potatoes teams up with ‘Small Potatoes’

    AHDB Potatoes and TV production company Little Airplane Productions, the team behind 3rd & Bird and The Wonder Pets,  have joined forces to take ‘Small Potatoes’ on an interactive tour of the country, and introduce children and their parents to the enjoyment of potatoes this autumn. The ‘Small Potatoes’ series, which is shown on CBeebies, features four adorable animated spud stars who travel...

    1 September 2011

  • New blackleg threat to British crops

    One of the seminars at British Potato 2009, at the Yorkshire Event Centre, Harrogate, on November 25 and 26, will bring growers valuable information of a new Dickeya pathogen. The symptoms of the seed-borne bacterial disease make it potentially a more aggressive form of blackleg, warn scientists. Growers attending the BP2009 seminars will be guided through a major new disease threat to crop...

    25 August 2011

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    CHANNEL 4 What Goes In Your Basket Coverage

    4 August 2011