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  • Are your old potatoes getting too sweet?

    Preventing ‘sweetening’ or the accumulation of reducing tubers in tubers is crucial to maintaining processing quality. While this is normally achieved by storing tubers at warmer temperatures,...

  • Sprout Suppression series: 1,4-dimethylnaphthalene (DMN)

    Having now covered all the sprout suppression actives that are currently registered for use in the UK (ethylene, spearmint oil and maleic hydrazide), the next few actives in our series on sprout...

  • MH, DMN and spearmint oil favoured by Dutch & German potato stores

    The Sutton Bridge team of specialists made a trip to the Netherlands and Germany last month to see European processing stores in action and find out more about how they deal with sprout control. The...

  • Potato Weekly - 10 May 2019

    Planting was wrapping up for most, with showers welcomed by those with crop in the ground. Lifting continued, though demand remained limited. With irrigation restrictions looking more likely for...

  • Fresh potato exports at record pace in February

    Peter Collier, Analyst, Peter.Collier@AHDB.org.uk, 0247 647 8851 Aidan Wright, Analyst, Aidan.Wright@AHDB.org.uk, 0247 647 8894 At 17.4Kt exports of fresh potatoes in February hit a...

  • Potato Weekly - 03 May 2019

    With some finishing planting, home trade markets experienced a slight pickup. An increase in movement of stocks out of stores has kept markets well-supplied. Demand for export markets continued at...

  • Potato Weekly - 26 April 2019

    With many reportedly approaching the conclusions of planting schedules, home trade markets were relatively quiet. Export markets were an exception to this, with an apparent pickup in trade....

  • SPot Scotland Results Day - (2018 season results) February 28 2019

    Results Day 2019 - Overview Nitrogen applications can be cut without decreasing yield Variable rate seed planting benefits seed and salad crops Reducing cultivation depths and removing...

  • Strategic Potato (SPot) farm North Results Day 2019

    Following the course of the 2018 season, SPot North Results day (23 January 2019) Dr Mark Stalham of NIAB CUF provided intensive analysis of his nitrogen trial work across the SPot farm programme...

  • 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...

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