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  • Fresh faces needed for AHDB Potatoes Committees

    AHDB Potatoes is to refresh its committees and appoint new members to strengthen engagement with levy payers in all aspects of the business including marketing, research & knowledge transfer and seed and export issues. “It is vital to have the appropriate people with the right skills in place so that we can expand our commitment to levy payers where it is most needed,” comments AHDB...

    2 August 2011

  • Rob Clayton appointed director

    Dr Rob Clayton has been appointed director of AHDB Potatoes, following a two-month spell during which he acted as the interim director of the division. Announcing the appointment of Rob Clayton as director of AHDB Potatoes Allan Stevenson, chairman of the AHDB Potatoes board, said: “We look forward to continuing to work with Rob, as he has a real passion for the potato in addition to a...

    2 August 2011

  • Round-up of Water Related News

    Water issues are high on the agendas of both Britain and the EU.  Addressing water efficiency in farming should be one of the priorities in reforming the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), the head of the E C's water unit suggests. The last reform to the CAP introduced the Water Framework Directive and a requirement to introduce pesticide buffer strips along water courses. However, more needs...

    2 August 2011

  • Potato harvesting – Have you requested your free H&S DVD?

    “You will probably know someone who has had an accident with machinery during potato harvesting,” remarks AHDB Potatoes technical executive Phil Bradshaw. “Last year one person died and two were left with serious injuries.” “Every year the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) investigates serious accidents, some fatal, that happen during the potato harvest,” says Tony Mitchell of the HSE’s...

    2 August 2011

  • New storage facilities at Sutton Bridge

    Construction of a new purpose-built storage research facility at Sutton Bridge, announced at BP2009, began in early April and is progressing well. Completion is due in late August. Why?After AHDB Potatoes had conducted extensive consultations with the potato industry, it was clear there was very strong support for the R&D work Sutton Bridge was undertaking on potato storage, and its...

    2 August 2011

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