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  • South East Potato Day

    Don’t miss this year’s South East Potato Day at Quex Park Estate, Birchington, Kent on June 23 where industry specialists will be on-hand to discuss a range of topical issues such as new legislation and ever-increasing demands for quality. In the morning, AHDB Potatoes Caroline Evans and Maria Ball will launch the levy-body’s new TV advert. They will then go on to discuss the impact of...

    27 July 2011

  • New free service for Red Tractor Assurance growers

    Red Tractor Assurance fresh produce members now have exclusive free access to the latest information on approved plant protection products. LIAISON, previously only accessible through paid subscription, is now free for members. “This is a great on-line tool that will help growers and their advisors access information  - 24/7 - on approvals and MRL’s to reduce the risk of non-compliance and...

    27 July 2011

  • Water efficiency vital

    AHDB Potatoes is urging growers to maximise water use efficiency after one of the driest springs for over a century (Met Office). Parts of the Anglian region are officially in a state of drought recently declared by Defra and the Environment Agency. East Anglia had its driest spring on record, with just 21% of average rainfall, while the south east fared little better with 30%. Areas in the...

    27 July 2011

  • Potato yields need to improve, says AHDB chief scientist

    Potato yields need to make a stepped increase to cope with global demand, declared Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) chief scientist Prof. Ian Crute at the AHDB Potatoes West Midlands Potato Day. Closing the yield gap by translating science into practice is the only way forward, he said at the event, held at Weston-under-Lizard in Staffordshire. Potatoes are a challenging but...

    27 July 2011

  • Nominations sought for prestigious potato industry award

    AHDB Potatoes is seeking nominations for this year's British Potato Industry Award. The award is presented to an individual recognised for their outstanding contribution to the GB potato industry. Potatoes continue to be a major source of nutrition for the nation, and overall demand has held steady through the recession in all forms from fresh to processed, in the form of chips, crisps and...

    27 July 2011

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