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  • BBC World Service offers some good news for potatoes

    The BBC World Service’s ‘More or Less’ programme has provided some good news for the potato after the recent airing of ‘Truth About Carbs’ claimed that just one baked potato contains 19 cubes of sugar. The ten-minute programme looks in to the programme and provides an insight in to how some of the information provided could be considered misleading. You can have a listen by clicking here.  

    6 August 2018

  • Potato plantings down three per cent amid extreme weather conditions

    The Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) estimates that the total area in Great Britain planted with potatoes is 119,000 hectares(ha), a fall of three per cent on the previous year. This would represent the third-lowest planted area on record. The news comes in a challenging season for potato growers, with an agricultural drought likely to affect yields. AHDB’s Sector Strategy...

    2 August 2018

  • Defra introudce good practice guide for ammonia emissions

    Defra have produced a Code of Good Agricultural Practice (COGAP) guidance document in collaboration with the farming industry. It explains the practical steps farmers, growers, land managers, advisors and contractors in England can take to minimise ammonia emissions from the storage and application of organic manures, the application of manufactured fertiliser, and through modifications to...

  • Drought 2018: advice from NIAB CUF experts included in special issue newsletter

    AHDB Potatoes has released a special issue of our Grower Gateway newsletter aimed at providing  the best practice approach in areas that growers can still control during an agricultural drought, for example burn-off and harvest. The newsletter includes three video interviews with NIAB CUF experts Dr Mark Stalham and Dr Marc Allison as well as an in depth look at the status of the drought, and...

    30 July 2018

  • CIPC Update: Vote not held at SCoPAFF July meeting

    Member States did not vote on the European Commission’s proposal for non-renewal of chlorpropham (CIPC) at the meeting of the Standing Committee (SCoPAFF) last week (19 and 20 July). The Commission will be reflecting on the July meeting and it is probable that further discussion on CIPC, and possibly a vote, will take place at the next SCoPAFF meeting in October.  The CIPC Task Force comprising...

    30 July 2018