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  • AHDB Potatoes funds one-to-one storage advice amidst changes

    The Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) has launched its new Storage Network, as part of an £800,000 fund ring-fenced for sprout suppression and storage support. Potato Store Managers from levy-paying businesses will be able to call on the network for a site visit and one-to-one advice, delivered by independent advisors who have received training and information from AHDB...

    6 June 2019

  • Summer/Autumn Events Preview

    There are more events for you to attend this year than ever before, offering you a chance to discuss key subjects with independent experts, AHDB team members and other growers. You can find the right event for you via our new events portal. Where you can search by sector and/or location and register direct from the website. Events Exhibitions, large field events and conferences Yorkshire Variety...

    5 June 2019

  • BLOG: What's in store at SPot North in 2019?

    By Amber Cottingham, Knowledge Exchange Manager for East Midlands June 2019 As we begin our second year of the programme at Strategic Potato (SPot) Farm North with our hosts; RJ & AE Godfrey it seems like the perfect time to let you know what we have going on this season. Firstly we’ve carried over our herbicide trial work, looking at both contact and residual herbicides again for this year....

    5 June 2019

  • Farming Fortnight Launches

    Leading agricultural education organisation, LEAF Education is launching a brand-new initiative to inspire young people about farming, food production and the natural environment.  Farming Fortnight (3rd to 14th June 2019), developed by LEAF Education in partnership with Brockhill Park Performing Arts College in Kent, will see hundreds of primary and secondary schools across the UK shine a light...

  • New rules to prevent water pollution

    The Government introduced new farming rules for water, which have been enforceable by the Environment Agency since April 2018. These rules standardise good farm practices that many farmers are already performing, and offer a new approach to regulation, to help protect against water pollution. They require farmers to keep soil on the land, match nutrients to crop and soil needs, and keep livestock...