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  • 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

  • Potato Advertising Campaign Set to Drive Sales

    Mums will be encouraged to trade-up from generic whites to a named potato variety this autumn, as Potato Council embarks on a high profile consumer advertising and PR drive worth £370k. Set to reach 6.9 million families, advertisements will appear in key lifestyle titles such as Grazia, Hello, Heat and Closer, as well as food magazines including BBC Good Food, Delicious, Easy Cook and...

    11 August 2014