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  • Farmers should book now for West Midlands Potato Day!

      Potato growers should reserve their places soon at the West Midlands Potato Day 2011 – it could help them save £££, according to experts!   Rotation crops such as caliente mustard and radish could help potato growers improve and sustain yields – and therefore profits – on prime growing land, say agronomists Andrew Wade and Luke Hardy.   Results of their trials will be revealed in a workshop at...

    3 November 2011

  • Bruising advice offered at North of England Event

      This year’s AHDB Potatoes North of England Event included a series of practical, in-the-field interactive workshops and trials, with key industry figures such as Eric Anderson from Scottish Agronomy and Barry Baker from Grimme offering tips on reducing bruising.    “Bruising is a significant factor affecting the whole of the GB potato industry and it is estimated that each grower is losing £200...

    19 October 2011

  • 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