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  • Industry flocks to UK stand

    Potato Council, Horticultural Development Company (HDC) and the Commercial Horticultural Association (CHA) returned in force to this massive event, with their industries, to build their promotion of seed potatoes from Britain and raise the profile of the diversity and quality of UK horticultural crops. “We were very pleased to welcome more exhibitors on the stand this year” said Robert Burns,...

    25 February 2014

  • Opportunity for a Price and Crop Reporter based in the East

    AHDB/Potato Council has an opportunity for a part-time, home-based, self-employed potato Price and Crop Reporter whose role would be to provide impartial, industry information and expertise for Yorkshire and Lincolnshire. This is information which is to be used by AHDB Market Intelligence for market reports and publications for the potato industry. Key responsibilities would include conducting...

    25 February 2014

  • ‘Storage 2020’ looks ahead to address post-harvest challenges

    The new Storage 2020 event, sponsored by Certis and held at Peterborough Arena this month, saw a key line-up of experts from the UK and overseas. Potato Council’s storage event aimed to ensure that GB’s potato crop storage industry remains fit for purpose to 2020 and beyond and crop storage challenges in the years ahead were put under intense scrutiny. Opening speaker Romke Wustman from PPO...

    25 February 2014

  • Potatoes: An Important Crop For GB

    Potato Council acts as a knowledge house for Government raising the importance of the potato. Two years since this work programme started there has been a real increase in knowledge about potatoes amongst parliamentarians with 83% now regarding potatoes as an important crop. In that time, there has been a 19 percentage point increase in those who know that potatoes are naturally fat free (...

    20 February 2014

  • Recruitment to Potato Council Board extended

    Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board is pleased to announce the appointment of Bill Quan, fresh sector grower from Herefordshire and Mark Taylor, Director of Fenmarc Produce Ltd to the Potato Council sector board. Potato Council Director Rob Clayton commented “we are delighted to find two enthusiastic new board members and look forward to benefitting from their expertise. We have...

    10 February 2014