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  • 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...

  • Have you previously used CIPC in your stores?

    Ahead of a potential change in CIPC availability and the potential consequences on future MRLs (Maximum Residue Levels), AHDB is funding work to determine the ranges of CIPC residue levels on...

  • Reflections from the EAPR Post-Harvest Section Meeting

    Over 90 scientists, advisers and representatives from the global potato industry gathered for the European Association of Potato Research (EAPR) Post-Harvest Section Meeting in Norwich on the 12-14...

  • January potato stocks in detail: Diverging market implications

    Peter Collier, Analyst, Peter.Collier@AHDB.org.uk, 0247 647 8851 GB potato stock levels held by growers at the end of January were estimated by AHDB at 1.84Mt. This is higher than at the same...

  • Rise in samples of new blight genotype despite low blight pressure in 2018

    Data from AHDB’s Fight Against Blight service shows an increase in a new blight genotype found in outbreaks from last year, despite the hot and dry conditions experienced. The warmer weather saw...

  • Netherlands study tour provides alternative view of PCN control

    A group of 15 UK based growers and agronomists headed to Wageningen University in the Netherlands on a two-day study tour to research methods of combating Potato Cyst Nematode (PCN) Many industry...

  • <span><a href="/publications/water-availability-%E2%80%93-last-year%E2%80%99s-drought-taking-its-toll">Water availability – last year’s drought taking its toll</a></span>

    Water availability – last year’s drought taking its toll

    “Dry, dry, dry!” said Norfolk potato grower Tim Papworth at the end of February. Despite a wet and windy patch for some in March, the hot dry summer and a lack of rain over the winter has left many...

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