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  • Potato supply chain making moves to protect stocks

    The Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) has estimated GB grower held potato stocks at the end of November 2018 at 2.97Mt. This is the lowest during this point in the season since 2016/17 and follows one of the smallest potato harvests on record. Drawdown, the rate at which potatoes are removed from store, is lower than recent years at 39%, three percentage points below the five-...

    18 January 2019

  • Supporting British businesses on the international stage

    Once more the AHDB Exports team will gather British exporters together at two major international tradeshows in 2019.   The first of the year - Fruit Logistica - takes place in Berlin from 6-8 February. Over the course of the event British horticulture and potato companies will seek to build new relationships and explore potential business opportunities with the numerous international visitors...

    17 January 2019

  • AHDB funds increased storage support amid CIPC uncertainty

    Potato store managers will be able to call on information and support from an £800,000 fund ring-fenced for sprout suppression and storage advice as the uncertainty around the future of Chlorpropham (CIPC) continues. There have been several delays to the re-approval for use in the European Union (EU) of CIPC, which is used as a sprout suppressant on more than 80 per cent of potatoes stored in the...

    14 January 2019

  • 2019 Storage Workshops

    Sprout Suppression and storage practical advice coming near you in 2019 To support levy-payers in their storage sprout control and store management decision-making, the AHDB will be running a host of regional Knowledge Exchange events tailored to meet your needs and challenges.  Storage specialists from Sutton Bridge Crop Storage Research will be on hand to guide you through the fast-paced...

    20 December 2018

  • Fresh potato sales rise 3 points to 1.3m tonnes amid AHDB campaign success

    Shoppers bought three per cent more potatoes this year compared to 2015, new data shows. The figures for the last 12 months are equally encouraging, as Kantar Worldpanel report that a total of 2.2 million tonnes were sold in the last 12 months. This is a result of: Total 2018 potato sales: Up 1.8% Fresh potato sales 2018: Up 1.4% Frozen potato sales: Up 1.1% Crisp sales: Up 3.1% During the same...

    19 December 2018

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