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  • Sutton Bridge Storage Event targets long term energy savings and sustainability

    Issues surrounding potato storage such as efficiency will be one of the many topics on the agenda at the Storage Event to be held at Sutton Bridge Crop Storage Research (SBCSR) in Lincolnshire on 2 September. Nobody in the potato industry will want to miss Pepsico’s Mark Pettigrew who will be speaking about sustainability in the supply chain. Other speakers will be Professor Gareth Edwards-Jones...

    2 August 2011

  • AHDB Potatoes and World Potato Congress rival the Olympics

    AHDB Potatoes Chairman Allan Stevenson and the President of World Potato Congress Inc (WPC Inc), Allan Parker, announced today that Edinburgh has been selected as the site of the 8th International World Potato Congress to be held in May 2012. It is the first time the congress will be held in Scotland and it will be hosted by the AHDB Potatoes.  More than 600 delegates from all over the world,...

    2 August 2011

  • Potato growers quiz experts on money saving strategies

    Scottish potato growers questioned industry specialists on practical issues such as biosecurity at this year’s Scottish Government funded Potatoes in Partnership days on July 22, 27 and 28.  Dr Stuart Wale from SAC led discussions with delegates on the economic evaluation of potato biosecurity measures. According to Dr Wale, the most usual way that non-indigenous pests and diseases are...

    2 August 2011

  • Sustaining demand for GB potatoes

    AHDB Potatoes is working hard to sustain demand for British potatoes both at home and abroad, revealed chairman Allan Stevenson to 650 growers and processors at Potatoes in Practice (PiP) held at SCRI’s Balruddery Farm near Dundee on 12 August, 2010. Allan noted that, in general, sales of potatoes had held up well during the recession, except for organic and loose potatoes “We are reaching out...

    2 August 2011

  • Update on latest blight research

    New strains of P. infestans may be more aggressive when it comes to causing late blight on leaves, but less is known about their ability to attack tubers. Indeed, given that tuber blight levels have actually fallen at a time when new strains like 13_A2 and 6_A1 have been increasing, it is tempting to conclude they are actually less aggressive in this department. As part of a wider project (GB...

    2 August 2011

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