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  • Supporting potato trade with the Canaries

    Each year, large quantities of GB ware and seed, are exported to the Canary Islands.  Potato Council’s head of seed and export, Rob Burns, updates on the current difficulties affecting this long established trade agreement.    “While no one knows the exact date of the potato's arrival in Europe, its entry point was probably Spain's Canary Islands, where traditional potato cuisine plays an...

    23 April 2015

  • Giving nematicides a secure future

    New Nematicide Stewardship Programme (NSP) guidelines are essential for these pesticides to have a sustainable future.   This is one of the key messages that the newly-formed Nematicide Stewardship Programme (NSP) group is keen to highlight to the potato industry and to European regulators.   Nematicides have come under considerable scrutiny recently, not only from European regulators but from...

    23 April 2015

  • Your ‘technical toolbox’ for 2015

    As the 2015 season progresses, it’s time to arm yourself with the latest R&D news, technical information and tips from our 2015 events, and meet the new technical experts on our knowledge transfer team.   Valued by levy payers, our technical events get consistently good feedback from our industry.  The feedback we receive is invaluable to help us make improvements, and our technical events...

    23 April 2015

  • Supporting potato trade with the Canaries

    Each year, large quantities of GB ware and seed are exported to the Canary Islands.  Potato Council’s head of seed and export, Rob Burns, updates on the current difficulties affecting this long established trade agreement.  “While no one knows the exact date of the potato's arrival in Europe, its entry point was probably Spain's Canary Islands, where traditional potato cuisine plays an important...

    22 April 2015

  • Record year for seed potato exports

    Seed potato exports are booming, with the latest figures indicating that 2014/15 has been a record breaking season for the industry. Already 81,968 tonnes of seed have been exported to non-EU countries – and with the season running from July to June there could be up to another 3,000 tonnes to add to that figure, based on previous years. The current figure is already up 4,000 tonnes on 2013/14’s...

    31 March 2015

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