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  • Farming and Water Facing the future together

    AHDB Potato Council’s head of R&D, Mike Storey has contributed to an expert group led by the Global Food Security programme to prepare a report on ‘water quantity’ for the UK Water Research and Innovation Partnership (UKWRIP) - the recommendations of which have fed into the synthesis report – http://www.foodsecurity.ac.uk/assets/pdfs/water-synthesis-report.pdf The report studies the links...

    1 May 2015

  • Investing in the future of agriculture

    AHDB-funded PhD students showcased their research at the second annual HGCA-Potato Council Student Symposium on 21 April 2015. Held in Essex at Throws Farm Technology Centre, 20 students funded by HGCA and Potato Council presented their work, ranging from understanding genetic control of important traits such as yield, disease resistance, or grain quality traits for milling; to improved...

    30 April 2015

  • Potato Council secures EU funding

    As part of Potato Council’s on-going commitment to reinvigorating the potato sector, director Rob Clayton today welcomed the EU Commission’s decision to approve 50% EU co-funding for an approximate £3.6m joint-venture information and promotion campaign to support potatoes in the British and Irish markets. Dr Clayton said of the decision: “I am delighted to see the EU recognition and financial...

    24 April 2015

  • Same town, new venue – GB potato industry’s main event BP2015

    This November, BP2015 moves to a new home but stays in the same north Yorkshire town of Harrogate, familiar to over 6,000 growers, packers, processors, retailers, researchers, specialists, consultants, journalists, students and international visitors who regularly attend.   Jointly sponsored by Branston and Grimme, BP2015 takes place on 12 and 13 November at its new venue, the Harrogate...

    23 April 2015

  • Sprout Suppression 2020

    Effective sprout suppression is fundamental to managing stored potato quality.  In April over 65 potato industry movers and shakers including regulators and approval holders, gathered in York for AHDB Potato Council’s Sprout Suppression 2020 forum to debate the future.   For more than fifty years Great Britain has been heavily reliant on chlorpropham (CIPC), as a cost effective and efficient...

    23 April 2015

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