Perfecting Potatoes Together – New initiative for UK growers
15th May 2021
BASF launches ambitious new initiative on the company’s Real Results Virtual Farm. Its vision is to help UK growers unlock the potential – and the profits – in their potato crop.
AHDB winding down horticulture and potatoes operations as Ministerial decision awaited
13th May 2021
AHDB has announced today it is winding down significant activities on behalf of the horticulture and potatoes sectors.
Time and cost savings from weather station investment
5th May 2021
A network of Sencrop connected weather stations is helping save time and costs for one of the UK’s biggest independent potato producers. David Williams reports.
AgVantage joins forces with RWL Services
21st April 2021
As part of its plans to expand coverage across the country, AgVantage UK Ltd has agreed a new partnership with RWL Services Ltd, enhancing support for the Dewulf brand across the UK.
Sprout control in potato stores: Practical solutions for getting the best out of ethylene and mint oil
14th April 2021
AHDB Potatoes recently hosted a free webinar on best practice for the current available sprout suppressants. Rachel Hicks reports.
Grow Your Own Potatoes Programme to continue in 2021
27th January 2021
The Grow Your Own Potatoes (GYOP) Programme will go ahead as planned in 2021 with the support of the potato industry.
New for Scotts Precision Manufacturing in 2021
18th January 2021
• 3 new haulm toppers for 2021
• A host of updates to the range of Evolution Separators
• Grimme GT 170 Windrowing kit
‘Revolutionary’ separator has best-selling year
10th December 2020
2020 has been the most successful year to date for the Evolution separator, which in the past 15 years has sold in excess of 650 units to over 30 countries.
Potato industry event to be held online
18th November 2020
The bi-annual Seed Potato Industry event will be held online for the first time, delivered by the Hopin digital platform on the 24th November.
McDonald’s extends commitment to local farming with new partnerships
6th October 2020
McDonald’s has announced two new partnerships with its long-standing potato supplier McCain and charity The Prince’s Countryside Fund. Both partnerships are part of McDonald’s ongoing commitment to support both the future of farming and work alongside its suppliers to introduce sustainable innovations.
Potato growers at risk of ‘desiccation blind spots’
25th August 2020
AHDB research has identified potential desiccation blind spots for potato growers, putting them at risk of virus and disease if they do not follow an integrated approach to new desiccation regimes.
Potato growers target clean finish to season as blight pressure resurfaces
21st August 2020
Mixed weather patterns across many regions of the UK and Ireland is leading to localised outbreaks of late blight in potatoes, according to Corteva Agriscience.