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  • Reducing carbon footprint

    Radical changes to store design and a move to renewable energy are key areas to help growers cut carbon dioxide produced in potato enterprises. Only by investing in “big ticket” moves can the industry hope to play a meaningful part in driving down greenhouse gas emissions by the government’s target of 80% by 2050, says Prof Gareth Edwards-Jones of Bangor University’s department of Environment...

    2 August 2011

  • Seed event rises to the challenges ahead

    Confronting the challenges facing the British seed potato industry and planning a path to prosperity will be the focus of AHDB Potatoes Seed Industry Event which takes place on October 26, 2010, at Crieff Hydro, Crieff, near Perth in Scotland. From enhancing storage efficiencies to tracking changes in consumer attitudes, to breeding technology, the factors that affect a seed grower’s bottom line...

    2 August 2011

  • Publications

    The AHDB Potatoes publishes an extensive range of information for levy payers which highlights important agronomic and storage advice as well as new recommendations generated from the AHDB Potatoes-funded research and development programme. You can browse by subject area using the links below.   NEW ON-LINE PUBLICATIONS LIBRARYEasy to BrowseQuick to DownloadRestricted access for levy payers +...

    2 August 2011

  • Are you spending too much on energy?

    The least energy-efficient potato stores use up to twice as much energy than the best ones, says Tim Pratt of Farm Energy Consultants (FEC). With volatile energy prices, storage cost monitoring is playing an increasingly important role in maintaining profit margins, according to Tim Pratt, technical director of FEC who has recently concluded one storage project funded by AHDB Potatoes and has...

    2 August 2011

  • CIPC – are you complying with guidelines?

    All CIPC users need to make sure they comply with the Best Practice guidelines developed for product Stewardship otherwise this vital sprout suppressant could be withdrawn, warns AHDB Potatoes head of R&D, Dr Mike Storey. See the best practice video on You Tube. Mike Storey reminds store managers that, over the whole season, potato crops destined for the fresh market can only receive up to...

    2 August 2011

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