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  • AHDB Potato Chair reports back on an open board session

    Sophie Churchill, Chair of the AHDB Potatoes Board and member of the AHDB Board, invited all potatoes levy payers to the March board meeting. In this blog, she reflects on the business of the day. The AHDB Potatoes Board is there to help support and equip levy payers to negotiate the continuing changes faced by the industry. There are the continuing effects on the crop of drought and high...

    29 March 2019

  • Potato Industry CIPC Stewardship Group (PICSG) statement

    We reported in Febraury that a vote was taken on the Commission’s proposal for non-renewal of Chlorpropham (CIPC) at the Standing Committee on Plants, Animals, Food and Feed last week. No Qualified majority was reached in favour of the proposal. The EU Commission can now decide to move the existing proposal forward to an Appeal Committee or to propose the existing or an altered proposal at a next...

  • Latest potato stocks figures down almost a quarter on last year

    The Agricultural and Horticultural Development Board’s (AHDB) latest estimates on potato stock levels held by British growers are 24% down on previous years’ figures at 1.84Mt; 13% down on the five year average. The estimates show stock levels for the 2018/19 season to be higher than at the same point in 2012 but only slightly lower than 2016; another tight year for the British potato supply....

    11 March 2019

  • VIDEO: Potato Storage, CIPC and Sprout Control Update, March 2019

    We understand that a vote was taken on the Commission’s proposal for non-renewal of Chlorpropham (CIPC) at the Standing Committee on Plants, Animals, Food and Feed last week. No Qualified majority was reached in favour of the proposal. The EU Commission can now decide to move the existing proposal forward to an Appeal Committee or to propose the existing or an altered proposal at a next Standing...

    8 March 2019

  • Historic potato conference in store for top European researchers

    The latest scientific progress in all fields of post-harvest research and development will be presented at a conference in Norwich on 12 to 14 March. Hosted by AHDB and Certis, the post-harvest section of the European Association for Potato Research (EAPR) meeting will focus on the future of long-term storage in the likely absence of sprout suppressant Chlorpropham (CIPC). The programme also...

    5 March 2019

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