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  • Negotiating and Influencing Skills course

    This course aims to build and develop existing skills to achieve positive outcomes when influencing and negotiating agreements with staff, suppliers or customers. It will enable participants to confidently prepare and manage discussions which lead to win-win outcomes. Date Venue 10th December 2014 Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk 7th January 2015 Crewe, Cheshire...

    28 November 2014

  • Potato Council sharpens focus to deliver for the future

    Announcing a consultation on Potato Council’s new business plan at the Seed Industry event held in Perthshire 25 November, 2014, Potato Council chair Fiona Fell enthused about the AHDB Division’s new focus.   “The potato arena is a challenging place to be in at the moment,” acknowledged Mrs Fell. “Changing consumer purchasing patterns coupled with an on-going oversupply at home and in...

    27 November 2014

  • International plant scientist recognised for contributions to potato crops

    This year’s British Potato Industry Award (BPIA) winner has undoubtedly made a major contribution to plant breeding, leading to improvements in science, crop production and variety development. Fiona Fell, Chair of Potato Council, paid tribute to George MacKay, MBE during the presentation of his award at the biennial Seed Industry Event at Crieff on 25th November. “It is an honour to present...

    27 November 2014

  • AHDB pestipaedia is an essential tool for crop bug spotters

    The Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) has issued a publication to help growers manage pests and natural enemies in field crops.   The Encyclopaedia of pests and natural enemies in field crops details both the major and minor pests commonly associated with cropping rotations.   The landmark publication is the result of collaboration between AHDB’s crop divisions...

    11 November 2014

  • Whole supply chain focus at November’s potato strategy conference

    ‘From seed to ware’, this year’s Seed Industry Event (SIE14) on 25 November, at the Crieff Hydro in Perthshire, widens its’ appeal to the whole supply chain, covering seed, plant health, pest and disease advice, seed supplier and customer case studies, processing, storage and retail insights.    This year’s seed event will not just be about seed! The speaker programme features...

    5 November 2014