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  • Potato Council marks 50 years of storage research

    This week saw the Potato Council division of the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) mark the 50th anniversary of the opening of its Sutton Bridge Crop Storage Research (SBCSR) facility, near Spalding in Lincolnshire.    The leading post-harvest applied research centre for agricultural storage in the UK, SBCSR (then known as Sutton Bridge Experimental Station) was...

    17 April 2014

  • Demand for GB seed potatoes stronger than ever

    Overseas demand for seed potatoes from Britain continues to strengthen, with exports up nearly 20% to its key market Egypt this season. This is clearly good news for the GB seed potato export industry, which contributes around £30m to the country’s economy and helps to ensure that this industry remains world-class, not just in terms of tonnages but also demonstrates the advanced level of...

    17 April 2014

  • Be CIPC Compliant - Ensure stewardship recommendations are followed in low temperature stores as part of an integrated sprout control strategy

    Potato Industry CIPC Stewardship Group have issued a new press release on CIPC Use.  

  • PhD researchers shared their findings at a PhD symposium held on 8 April at Harper Adams University in Shropshire.

    Organised jointly between the Potato Council and HGCA, the symposium attracted eighteen PhD students presenting their current work, which is unpicking some of the biggest challenges faced by farmers and processors in the UK.   Soil is a popular area for new research with four students just starting projects involving soil, including work on the potato cyst nematode, wheat rooting and the...

    14 April 2014

  • UK Soil Observatory launched

    The UK Soil Observatory (UKSO), launched today in London, is a ‘big data’ initiative that provides a portal for unified UK soils data and information. Until recently soils data, knowledge and expertise was scattered across a wide range of institutions. UKSO will give improved access to data and information including fully described data sets, analytical tools and analyses allowing users to...