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  • AHDB Storage Network workshop

    Are you a storage advisor? Join our network! During 2019, we will be making it easier than ever for store managers to receive independent advice, based on the latest storage research. Our new Storage Network project involves using specialist trainers and advisors from industry to boost the services we already provide from Sutton Bridge. This will allow us to share research results and best...

    13 December 2018

  • Potato production hits lowest level since 2012

    The total potato harvest is 13% down on the five-year average of 5.6m tonnes at 4.9m tonnes, according to the annual Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) estimate. The relatively low production figure is a result of an estimated 4.4% drop in planted area, and a 12% drop in average yield. The crop was heavily impacted by a combination of late planting and the prolonged hot and dry...

    11 December 2018

  • More than a bit on the side: Potatoes campaign big success

    Our hugely successful Potatoes: More than a Bit on the Side campaign was launched in July 2015 in conjunction with Bord Bia, with the aim of re-engaging younger consumers with the potato, demonstrating its health and nutritional virtues, as well as showing modern and contemporary ways in which they can be used to fit in with today’s busy lifestyles. Consumption figures for fresh potatoes have...

    11 December 2018

  • ‘Independent research has never been more important’

    Grower Gateway Newsletter Leader Column - Alistair Redpath As he draws to the end of his three year stint as chair of AHDB Potatoes’ Research and KE committee, seed breeder Alistair Redpath reflects on where the industry stands and AHDB’s role moving forward. “The loss of Diquat is a blow to the industry, and with enforced changes to the formulation of products containing Maleic Hydrazide and...

    7 December 2018

  • Mike Storey to retire after 36 years

     Mike Storey: An appreciation  By Adrian Cunnington   Dr R.M.J. (Mike) Storey has been a key player in the potato industry for a long time – some 36 years with AHDB and its predecessor organisations and six years in potato-focused research before that. The time has come for him to retire at Christmas and he will be missed, not only as an effusive enthusiast and supporter of the potato but also...

    5 December 2018

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