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  • Count down to Summer TechFest

    Next week growers, packers and processors will head east for Potato Council’s Summer TechFest, 2-3 July, 2014.    Set in the heart of potato country, Summer TechFest encompasses three consecutive events: East Midlands Potato Day, the Summer Potato Feast and 50 years of Storage Research at Sutton Bridge and registrations are still live at: www.potato.org.uk/events    East...

    27 June 2014

  • Is it practical to store at warmer temperatures?

    Visitors to 50 years of storage research at Sutton Bridge next week will hear the latest research on the optimum temperature to store fresh potatoes while balancing eating quality and skin finish.   Over the last couple of decades storage temperatures for fresh potatoes have got lower explains, Potato Council’s pathologist Glyn Harper.   “We typically store at a range of 2 to 3.5°C...

    27 June 2014

  • The future of potato quality

    50 years of Storage Research taking place at Sutton Bridge next week will have the latest cutting edge research on show, including new technologies that could revolutionise potato quality.   The last decade has seen an increase in report cases of dietary malnutrition from micronutrient deficiencies; in particular iron and zinc, now affecting over half of the world's population. Potatoes a...

    27 June 2014

  • Potato Council responds to water abstraction reform

    Water use and supply is an essential factor in potato crop production. AHDB recently responded to Environment minister Dan Rogerson’s government consultation on abstraction reform to the 50-year-old licensing system which closed at the end of March.    “The management and efficient use of water is a high priority within the GB potato industry,” explains Potato Council’s water expert...

    8 April 2014

  • Storage 2020 - looking ahead to address post-harvest challenges

    Potato Council’s sustainable storage initiative 'Storage 2020' got underway with a new conference in February, which was sponsored by Certis and held at Peterborough Arena. Over 250 industry delegates saw experts from the UK and overseas present their thoughts on how GB’s potato storage needs to change to meet the demands of 2020 and beyond.    “Storage 2020 has been introduced with a...

    8 April 2014

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