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  • Potato growers benefit from combined AHDB resources

    “Levy-payers are starting to benefit from combined resources and elimination of duplication, brought about by the amalgamation of the six industry-funded levy bodies into the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB),” Mr Stevenson told 200 growers and purchasers at the Potato Council’s East Midlands Potato Day held at QV Foods near Spalding. “The potato industry faces significant...

    2 August 2011

  • Potato Council enhances engagement with levy payers

    Potato industry delegates heard about how to address some of the current industry challenges at the North of England Potato Day on July 20 at Askham Bryan College Farm in Yorkshire. Opening the seminar, Potato Council chairman Allan Stevenson emphasised that Potato Council is enhancing its programme of engagement with everyone involved in the industry. “We are increasing our dialogue with...

    2 August 2011

  • Sutton Bridge Storage Event targets long term energy savings and sustainability

    Issues surrounding potato storage such as efficiency will be one of the many topics on the agenda at the Storage Event to be held at Sutton Bridge Crop Storage Research (SBCSR) in Lincolnshire on 2 September. Nobody in the potato industry will want to miss Pepsico’s Mark Pettigrew who will be speaking about sustainability in the supply chain. Other speakers will be Professor Gareth Edwards-Jones...

    2 August 2011

  • Potato Council and World Potato Congress rival the Olympics

    Potato Council Chairman Allan Stevenson and the President of World Potato Congress Inc (WPC Inc), Allan Parker, announced today that Edinburgh has been selected as the site of the 8th International World Potato Congress to be held in May 2012. It is the first time the congress will be held in Scotland and it will be hosted by the Potato Council.  More than 600 delegates from all over the...

    2 August 2011

  • Potato growers quiz experts on money saving strategies

    Scottish potato growers questioned industry specialists on practical issues such as biosecurity at this year’s Scottish Government funded Potatoes in Partnership days on July 22, 27 and 28.  Dr Stuart Wale from SAC led discussions with delegates on the economic evaluation of potato biosecurity measures.According to Dr Wale, the most usual way that non-indigenous pests and diseases are...

    2 August 2011

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