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  • Important information on abstraction licence renewals

    Growers must re-apply for any special agreements, such as the Two-Part Tariff for spray irrigation, when they renew time-limited abstraction licences, AHDB Potatoes technical executive Chris Steele reminds levy-payers. According to information received from the Environment Agency, when a time-limited abstraction licence is due to expire, abstractors tend to believe they are applying to 'renew'...

    28 July 2011

  • Website now live for World Potato Congress 2012

    The website http://www.wpc2012.net/ has now gone live. Everyone wishing to keep up-to-date on this important event being hosted by AHDB Potatoes, on behalf of the British potato industry, can now sign up for news updates. Interest in the 2012 World Potato Congress is mounting. The website has already had 2,817 page views, with visitors from as far afield as China, Japan, Russia, New Zealand and...

    28 July 2011

  • Make a date for Potatoes in Practice

    Dr Gerry Saddler of Science and Advice for Scottish Agriculture (SASA) will be urging growers to play their part in minimising the risk to plant health at this year’s Potatoes in Practice to be held on August 11 at Balruddery Farm near Dundee. In his seminar, Gerry will be examining how growers can work more closely with government to address these challenges. With a good range of topical...

    27 July 2011

  • Fife Potato Day may help you save ££££s

    Money-saving strategies will be the focus of this year’s Fife Potato Day on July 19 at Over Rankeilour Farms, Westhall, Cupar, Fife.  With ever-increasing fertiliser and energy prices, many growers are feeling the pinch and will welcome the opportunity to quiz specialists on how to control costs. Eric Anderson, senior agronomist for Scottish Agronomy, will be running a workshop about energy usage...

    27 July 2011

  • Fife Potato Day may help you save ££££s

      Money-saving strategies will be the focus of this year’s Fife Potato Day on July 19 at Over Rankeilour Farms, Westhall, Cupar, Fife.  With ever-increasing fertiliser and energy prices, many growers are feeling the pinch and will welcome the opportunity to quiz specialists on how to control costs.    Eric Anderson, senior agronomist for Scottish Agronomy, will be running a workshop about energy...

    1 August 2011

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