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  • From seed to ware, you should be there!

    The biennial Seed Industry Event (SIE14) will be held on 25 November 2014 at the Crieff Hydro, one of Scotland’s premier venues. SIE14 is a fast-moving, one-day strategic potato industry conference, hosted by Potato Council in a beautiful and easily accessible location. This year’s theme is ‘from seed to ware’ and will look at key issues from seed certification and emerging overseas markets...

    20 August 2014

  • Seed potato exports from GB outstrip previous levels once more

    As Potato Council and the GB seed potato sector prepare for next months’ Potato Europe event in Germany, recent export statistics confirm that GB seed potatoes continue to be in demand around the world, with the 2013/14 figures revealing a new seed exports record from Britain. A diverse range of certified British potato varieties are exported for growing potato crops overseas, and seed export...

    19 August 2014

  • Lancashire potato grower opens his farm gates to share best practice

    Aughton potato grower Andrew Webster’s desire to try the science in Potato Council-funded trials to increase productivity at his own farm is to be opened up to other growers, Thursday 11 September.   Potato farmers experience different conditions and challenges each season. “Getting the optimum primary, secondary and bed preparation cultivations plays a key factor to my yield, tuber...

    18 August 2014

  • Potatoes in Practice delivers broadest technical programme so far

    The sun shone on the many hundreds of industry visitors at the scenic farm site overlooking the Tay, all there to get their ‘tech-know’ from the expected high-standard mix of R&D and technical information presented by the Potato Council, the James Hutton Institute, Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC), Agrii and the many industry experts and exhibitors who come to this major event. Despite...

    14 August 2014

  • Supporting the Scottish Potato Industry

    Potato Council has been working hard to raise the profile of potatoes amongst Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs), promoting their health and sustainability credentials and creating awareness of the significant contribution they make to the Scottish economy. As a result, a Members’ Debate on potatoes took place in Scottish Parliament recently. Following several meetings with Potato Council...

    12 August 2014