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  • Fife Potato Day may help you save ££££s

    Money-saving strategies will be the focus of this year’s Fife Potato Day on July 19 at Over Rankeilour Farms, Westhall, Cupar, Fife.  With ever-increasing fertiliser and energy prices, many growers are feeling the pinch and will welcome the opportunity to quiz specialists on how to control costs. Eric Anderson, senior agronomist for Scottish Agronomy, will be running a workshop about energy usage...

    27 July 2011

  • McCain Foods boss and Asda category director to speak at East Midlands Potato Day

    McCain Foods Regional CEO Nick Vermont and Asda category director Rick Bourne will be speaking at this year’s East Midlands Potato Day, offering industry delegates a unique opportunity to hear about recent developments in the processing and fresh sectors. At the event to be held at QV Foods, Holbeach Hurn, Lincolnshire, on July 5, Mr Vermont will pinpoint opportunities and challenges for the...

    27 July 2011

  • 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

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