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  • Seed event expands to embrace whole supply chain

    ‘From seed to ware’, Potato Council’s biennial seed strategy conference widens its appeal for the whole supply chain on 25th November 2014. This fast-paced, one-day industry event has been ‘refocused’ to appeal to the whole industry. Held at the Crieff Hydro Hotel in a beautiful Perthshire setting, this year’s Seed Industry Event theme reaches ‘from seed to ware’ and will look at key issues from...

    9 July 2014

  • The next 50 years of potato storage research

    We need to change and we need to do so quickly, urged Potato Council director Rob Clayton at Sutton Bridge Crop Storage Research (SBCSR), in Lincolnshire last week.   Since 1964, Sutton Bridge Crop Storage Research in various guises over the years, has worked to improve the quality of produce, especially potatoes, through a better understanding of storage.    At the start of...

    8 July 2014

  • Calling all Social Media-Savvy Growers! New ‘Digital Potato Ambassador’ Role Launched

    Potato Council is searching for enthusiastic, social media-savvy volunteers to join a team of ‘Digital Potato Ambassadors’ to help spread the word that potatoes are healthy and sustainable, easy-to-cook and great value for money. Following the success of the Potato Ambassador project, which saw two teams of ten Ambassadors from across England, Wales and Scotland promote potatoes on television,...

    8 July 2014

  • Potatoes in Practice grows for growers

    With up to 1,000 industry visitors expected, Potatoes in Practice (PiP), sponsored by Potato Council and supported by Potato Review magazine, is the UK’s largest technical field event for the potato industry. It provides key topical technical content to hundreds of growers and industry, this year it will be held on Thursday 7 August, at the James Hutton Institute’s Balruddery Farm, Invergowrie,...

    7 July 2014

  • Industry Support for ‘One Voice’ Gathers Momentum

    Potato Council’s One Voice campaign is fast gaining momentum, with people from all sectors of industry getting involved and doing whatever they can to help spread positive messages about potatoes. The initiative, which was launched at BP2013 in November last year, calls on industry to work together to communicate positive messages about potatoes; namely that they are healthy, sustainable,...

    2 July 2014