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  • Energy-efficient stores can save you £thousands

    Store managers with 1,000 tonnes of potatoes for the fresh market could save up to £1,600 a year with energy-efficient stores, says Tim Pratt of Farm Energy. Tim was one of the principal researchers of the recently-published energy project Reducing the Energy Cost of Potato Storage, funded by the AHDB Potatoes. Some 36 potato stores, representing a typical cross section of GB stores, were...

    1 August 2011

  • Growers to engage with researchers at Sutton Bridge Storage Forum

    Potato growers are invited to attend the AHDB Potatoes Sutton Bridge Storage Forum on March 3, where industry experts will present the latest developments in energy management and sprout suppression. Delegates attending the event at Sutton Bridge Crop Storage Research in Lincolnshire will have the opportunity to speak with industry experts such as Mark Pettigrew from PepsiCo and Jon Hillier of...

    1 August 2011

  • The AHDB Potatoes at Fruit Logistica

    The AHDB Potatoes stand at Fruit Logistica buzzed this year with international seed and ware importers. There were more than 150 industry enquiries, with great interest shown about seed grown under the Safe Haven protocols. This key trade fair, which took place in Berlin from February 9-11, saw an estimated 50,000 trade visitors pass through its doors. Driving demand for British seed potatoes,...

    1 August 2011

  • Apply for water pollution subsidy before April 30

    New advice on environmentally friendly potato production could prove invaluable to growers looking to secure recently launched grants to help reduce water pollution. The information is contained in a booklet, Environmental guidance for potato production, a joint initiative between AHDB Potatoes, FWAG and England Catchment Sensitive Farming Delivery Initiative. The guide contains information on...

    1 August 2011

  • Pointers for weed control

    New pointers to help potato growers achieve top-notch weed control following the loss of the PDQ/linuron mix are coming to light in time for this season. The loss of PDQ in summer 2008 and the halving of the maximum rateof linuron before the 2009 campaign caught the industry off guard, says development agronomist John Keer of Essex-based Agrochemex. “The combination provided cost-effective...

    1 August 2011

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