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  • Potato Weekly - 19 April 2019

    With ideal conditions for planting continuing, and packers reportedly ‘stocked up’, trade in free-buy markets has stayed generally quiet. Marketing has taken a backseat for many this week as...

  • 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...

  • NEPG 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...

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