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  • AHDB funds increased storage support amid CIPC uncertainty

    Potato store managers will be able to call on information and support from an £800,000 fund ring-fenced for sprout suppression and storage advice as the uncertainty around the future of Chlorpropham (CIPC) continues. There have been several delays to the re-approval for use in the European Union (EU) of CIPC, which is used as a sprout suppressant on more than 80 per cent of potatoes stored in the...

    14 January 2019

  • 2019 Storage Workshops

    Sprout Suppression and storage practical advice coming near you in 2019 To support levy-payers in their storage sprout control and store management decision-making, the AHDB will be running a host of regional Knowledge Exchange events tailored to meet your needs and challenges.  Storage specialists from Sutton Bridge Crop Storage Research will be on hand to guide you through the fast-paced...

    20 December 2018

  • Fresh potato sales rise 3 points to 1.3m tonnes amid AHDB campaign success

    Shoppers bought three per cent more potatoes this year compared to 2015, new data shows. The figures for the last 12 months are equally encouraging, as Kantar Worldpanel report that a total of 2.2 million tonnes were sold in the last 12 months. This is a result of: Total 2018 potato sales: Up 1.8% Fresh potato sales 2018: Up 1.4% Frozen potato sales: Up 1.1% Crisp sales: Up 3.1% During the same...

    19 December 2018

  • Share your views on the Safe Haven Scheme

    Seed growers are being asked to share their feedback on potential changes to the scope of the Safe Haven Standards, run by Red Tractor. The standards promote best practice in key areas of seed production to protect the industry against incursions of bacterial ring rot or Dickeya. The review will consider whether the current standards are fit for purpose, as well as identifying potential new...

    18 December 2018

  • Next Generation 2018/19 Video Project

    We asked our Next Generation to try out their camera skills at November’s Seed Industry Event at St Andrews, Scotland. The group was split into teams who each had to find creative ways to present a subject from the event workshops in a three-minute video, which were then uploaded on to the AHDB Potatoes YouTube channel and will be judged on production and technical content. You can view the...

    17 December 2018

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