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  • GB end-March potato stocks estimated at 0.98Mt

    Aidan Wright, Analyst, aidan.wright@ahdb.org.uk, 02476 478 894  GB grower held potato stocks at the end of March 2019 are estimated at 0.98Mt, a fall of 26% (353Kt) on last year and...

  • 11140047 Review of Liming, pH and Common Scab Risk in Potatoes

    Background Common scab of potatoes is a blemish disease caused mainly by Streptomyces scabiei. Current nutrient management guidance for managing the risk of common scab identifies soil acidity as...

  • Potato Weekly - 12 April 2019

    With favourable planting conditions allowing growers to progress, and packers having sufficient cover, free buy-trade has remained largely quiet. On the whole, potato planting is ticking...

  • Potato Weekly - 05 April 2019

    Demand for free-buy remains largely quiet, while planting paused amid wet weather across much of the country. Prices remained supported for top quality supplies, while lower grade supplies saw...

  • NEGP Press Release: Growth potato area in line with demand

    Aidan Wright, Analyst, aidan.wright@ahdb.org.uk, 02476 478 894  In the latest April press release by the North-Western European Potato Growers (NEPG)  the upcoming area...

  • Potato Weekly - 29 March 2019

    Demand for free-buy continued to decrease as planting resumed across the country. Prices remained supported for top quality supplies, while secondary quality fell lower. Sustained movement of Maris...

  • Looking back on SPot East at Elveden

    This month sees the end of the innovative three-year Strategic Potato Farm East project at Elveden Estate. Farms Director Andrew Francis reflects on his time as host. Starting out When we began...

  • Potato Weekly - 22 March 2019

    Demand for free-buy drew back on the week. Prices remained stable for premium quality supplies, but downward movement for secondary supplies was recorded. Continued ample movement of Maris Piper...

  • Storage Snippets - March 2019

    Update from Potato Industry CIPC Stewardship Group. A statement from the group has been releases, stressing the need for staying up-to-date with the latest regulatory developments around  CIPC...

  • Seed handling

    The soil is getting warmer and with mild weather conditions, planting season has already begun.  Some of you may not have reached that stage in the season just yet. If you have been storing seed...

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