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Grower Gateway November 2009

Publication Date: 
26 August 2011

AHDB Potatoes sends Grower Gateway via email to those who we feel will benefit (growers, agronomists and technical managers).

Plans for a sustainable industry
On the eve of the biennial showcase for an industry worth an estimated £4 billion-a-year, AHDB Potatoes chairman and grower Allan Stevenson is calling on growers and purchasers to spend time at BP2009 to understand how levies are invested for their benefit. More ...

 

Key dates for levy
Please Note: The due date for standard rate Levy payment is 1st December 2009 after which a higher levy rate will apply. Please ensure payments reach us by the 1st Dec to avoid higher levy rates as this policy is strictly applied. For further information including paying by BACS contact levy collection on Tel. 02476 478606.

 

Food Service opportunities
New research into the foodservice market has identified opportunities for industry to increase competitiveness in foodservice – a sector in which potatoes are estimated to be worth £2.51bn. A dedicated report containing the research, market insights and the opportunities will be unveiled at BP2009. More ...

 

PCN pressure
Potato Cyst Nematode (PCN) now affects over half the British potato area. A special seminar at the British Potato 2009 event in Harrogate, Yorks on Nov 25 and 26 aims to help growers improve PCN control.  More ...

 

Big savings from an eye on energy
The AHDB Potatoes-funded energy-monitoring project has highlighted that significant cost savings can be made in potato stores. These will be discussed at one of the BP2009 seminars.  More ...

 

Strong attendance expected at seminars
The AHDB Potatoes seminars at British Potato 2009 are the best way to find out from the country’s leading authorities how technical, agronomic and legislative developments will affect your business.  More ...

 

Going underground to keep it cool
A recently completed research project has found ground-source refrigeration can deliver significant savings for growers with a high cooling requirement. If you’ve a use for the hot water, the potential to save is even greater.  More ...

 

Plans for new water group in West Midlands
At a Farming Futures workshop supported by the Environment Agency plans were hatched for a new abstractor group to help growers in the West Midlands face up to water challenges as climate change takes hold. Regulatory changes and directive threats also make good planning vital, says AHDB Potatoes Chris Steele.  More ...

 

Profiting from Potatoes 
British Potato 2009 takes place this week at the Yorkshire Event Centre, Harrogate (HG2 8PW). The event which takes place on November 25 and 26 is expected to be as busy as ever, and visitors are advised to plan their day. Tickets are £14 on the gate.  More ...

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