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  • Strong yields for GB potato seed sent to Kenya for trials

    GB potato seed sent out to Kenya has performed strongly on three Kenyan trial sites. AHDB and SASA have been working together to open the Kenyan market to GB seed since a bilateral agreement was signed by the Scottish and Kenyan governments late in 2016. This resulted in well-known British varieties being exported to Kenya and planted in three different farms to assess the yield and quality, and...

    7 February 2018

  • GB potato stocks up 23 per cent on previous season

    AHDB has today (6 February 2018) announced that GB potato stock levels for the end of November are estimated at 3.6M tonnes, the highest level for this point in the season since 2011/12. Amber Cottingham, Analyst for AHDB Potatoes, said: “Last December we estimated the GB production figures to be up by around 15 per cent, at 6.04M tonnes, so the increase in stocks held in store has been expected...

    6 February 2018

  • “Trials for the Industry” at AHDB SPot East improve water use

    Results from trials held at the Elveden Farm Estate, Suffolk were revealed on Thursday (11 January 2018) as growers and agronomists gathered at Newmarket Racecourse for SPot farm East Results Day. “Following a successful second year, Andrew Francis, Farm Manager, said: “We became host of SPot farm East in a quest for knowledge, and we continue to learn.  We have several challenges that face our...

    22 January 2018

  • Roadshow explores Brexit impacts on farming

    AHDB and Hybu Cig Cymru – Meat Promotion Wales (HCC) have joined forces to deliver a series of events across Wales to explore what Brexit will mean for Welsh farmers and help them to prepare their businesses for leaving the EU. Titled ‘Brexit: the implications for Welsh agriculture and your farm’, the roadshow meetings will take place in Clynderwen, Brecon, Abergele and Welshpool at the end of...

    17 January 2018

  • 46 farms now at heart of expanding AHDB Farm Excellence Network

    Farmer-to-farmer learning is now at the heart of AHDB’s knowledge exchange work, with 46 farms across the country fully engaged in AHDB Farm Excellence activities. A compilation of short and in-depth profiles of the current AHDB Monitor and Strategic Farms, which span livestock, arable and horticulture enterprises, have been compiled in a new AHDB Farm Excellence directory, which has been...

    3 January 2018

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