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  • Brits favour no flavour

    Despite the vast array of creative flavours lining the crisp aisles, its plain old ready salted that Brits favour above all others. From Morrison’s Chipotle Pulled Pork BBQ to M&S’ Scottish Langoustines with Dill and Lemon, innovation in the industry has led to an explosion of flavour combinations. In fact, more than 400 are now on offer to consumers. Read the full story at

    10 September 2019

  • Measuring alternative desiccants at SPot South

    This was the third and final open day at Dillington Farms, AHDB’s Strategic Potato Farm, South. There were more than 60 growers and agronomists in attendance, despite it falling on a dry day during a wet start to August. Ollie Blackburn, Farm Manager at Dillington, said the trials programme in their final season as hosts had been of interest to local growers because it had covered topical issues...

    1 September 2019

  • Fight Against Blight and our site

    Growers have seen mixed fortunes in the weather this August, which has been keeping scouts and the blight team at the James Hutton Institute very busy. A sustained period of wet weather in Scotland has triggered challenging conditions, with a high number of samples sent into the Hutton despite the use of some robust spray programmes. Large parts of England and Wales have also seen high blight...

    3 September 2019

  • Digestate and new technology focus for Agri-Tech East events

    The role of digestate and the latest farming technology will be explored at events taking place this autumn. Both events are being run by Agri-Tech East. Investment in digestors across the UK has brought many on-farm benefits, yet there is a lack of analysis on the benefits to soils from digestate application. Pollinator: Ruminating on the Role of Digestate in Managing Healthy Soils (12 September...

  • AHDB host desiccation events to aid growers

    AHDB Potatoes is to host a range of events designed to help growers fine-tune their desiccation programme following the loss of diquat. This ban has had significant ramifications for multiple grower’s desiccation strategies, due to its common usage, and the limited alternatives available that are as effective and economical. In response to this potential ban, AHDBs Strategic Farm programme has...

    9 August 2019