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  • Carbon footprint and water management under the spotlight at BP2011

    In a seminar at BP2011, Potato Council head of R&D Mike Storey will be examining  grower concerns such as carbon footprints and water management.  “The potato is strongly positioned as a sustainable crop in GB despite having to address a range of complex and inter-linked production challenges that relate to carbon and water foot-printing, However, the key to success will be the ability of...

    15 November 2011

  • This year’s market intelligence information now available

    The updated 'GB Potatoes: Market Intelligence 2011/12 publication' will be launched at BP2011. Information detailed in the booklet will include the latest industry trends and details on this year’s growing season.  A new resource available on the Potato Council website is the data centre at, featuring information gathered from 350 growers, 500 weekly...

    15 November 2011

  • BP2011 – Something for everyone, including BASIS points

    Follow the Potato Council knowledge trail at BP2011 for up to 18 BASIS points! There are lots more reasons to register now for your free entry to the event.  Scottish potato seed grower Alistair Melrose calls BP2011 ‘unmissable’ The Angus-based company director of A J Allan Seed Potatoes views the event as a unique opportunity to meet with customers and agronomists.    The event is an occasion...

    15 November 2011

  • Growers to have their say on seed potatoes

    Complete the Seed Satisfaction Survey this autumn and help your business and industry face the future with confidence, urges Potato Council head of seed and export Mark Prentice.    Everyone who buys seed, whether they are seed or ware growers, should complete the Potato Council-commissioned survey, as the industry needs to know whether growers are able to source easily the seed they need and if...

    9 November 2011

  • Potato Council seed satisfaction survey is now available online!

      Potato Council is running the first electronic version of the seed satisfaction survey during November.    “This survey will offer all potato growers the opportunity to have their say on seed quality and supply,” says Potato Council head of seed and export Mark Prentice.  “I strongly urge growers to complete the online seed satisfaction survey now.”    Aimed at everyone who buys or grows seed...

    3 November 2011