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  • Share your views on the Safe Haven Scheme

    Seed growers are being asked to share their feedback on potential changes to the scope of the Safe Haven Standards, run by Red Tractor. The standards promote best practice in key areas of seed production to protect the industry against incursions of bacterial ring rot or Dickeya. The review will consider whether the current standards are fit for purpose, as well as identifying potential new...

    18 December 2018

  • Next Generation 2018/19 Video Project

    We asked our Next Generation to try out their camera skills at November’s Seed Industry Event at St Andrews, Scotland. The group was split into teams who each had to find creative ways to present a subject from the event workshops in a three-minute video, which were then uploaded on to the AHDB Potatoes YouTube channel and will be judged on production and technical content. You can view the...

    17 December 2018

  • AHDB Storage Network workshop

    Are you a storage advisor? Join our network! During 2019, we will be making it easier than ever for store managers to receive independent advice, based on the latest storage research. Our new Storage Network project involves using specialist trainers and advisors from industry to boost the services we already provide from Sutton Bridge. This will allow us to share research results and best...

    13 December 2018

  • Potato production hits lowest level since 2012

    The total potato harvest is 13% down on the five-year average of 5.6m tonnes at 4.9m tonnes, according to the annual Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) estimate. The relatively low production figure is a result of an estimated 4.4% drop in planted area, and a 12% drop in average yield. The crop was heavily impacted by a combination of late planting and the prolonged hot and dry...

    11 December 2018

  • More than a bit on the side: Potatoes campaign big success

    Our hugely successful Potatoes: More than a Bit on the Side campaign was launched in July 2015 in conjunction with Bord Bia, with the aim of re-engaging younger consumers with the potato, demonstrating its health and nutritional virtues, as well as showing modern and contemporary ways in which they can be used to fit in with today’s busy lifestyles. Consumption figures for fresh potatoes have...

    11 December 2018

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