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  • UK industry exhibitors report excellent outcomes from Fruit Logistica

    Building on the growing success of its collaboration over the past two years, Potato Council and Horticultural Development Company (HDC) brought the largest collaborative UK stand yet to this year’s Fruit Logistica event in Berlin. The event, held this February at Berlin’s Messe, featured 2,785 exhibitors from 83 countries, with AHDB’s Potato Council and HDC joining forces again alongside co-...

    18 February 2015

  • New group to support farmers applying nematicides

    A new stewardship group plans to work alongside farmers and operators to ensure best practice for all granular nematicide applications this spring and into the future.      The newly-formed Nematicide Stewardship Programme (NSP) is a joint initiative that brings agrochemical companies Certis, DuPont and Syngenta together for the first time, and includes cross industry support...

    16 January 2015

  • AHDB to simplify family of brands

    The Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board’s (AHDB) operating divisions will be rebranded later this year to create a simplified family of levy-payer facing brands under the AHDB name.   From Summer 2015 the existing sector brands will be replaced with ‘AHDB plus descriptor’. This will mean that BPEX becomes AHDB Pigs, DairyCo becomes AHDB Dairy, EBLEX becomes AHDB Beef & Lamb...

    15 January 2015


    JANE KING has been appointed as the new Chief Executive of the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB).   Ms King, a former Editor and Editorial Director of the Farmers Weekly Group, will take up her position at the Stoneleigh-based levy board on 1 February, replacing Tom Taylor who left at the end of November 2014.   During her time at Farmers Weekly, Jane oversaw a...

    6 January 2015

  • David Firman awarded first Potato Council fellowship

    NIAB CUF’s, Head of the Potato Agronomy Research Group, Dr David Firman has received the first of three £150,000 Potato Council research fellowships to help develop the next generation of leading potato scientists.   Announcing the award at the CUPGRA conference, in Cambridge 16 December, Potato Council’s Dr Mike Storey said, “The aim of the Research Fellowships is to help retain key...

    16 December 2014