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  • AHDB launches new call for student research stars

    The search is on again for new research projects under the £1.5m post-graduate studentship programme run by the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB).   With the research call for up to 16 PhD studentships set to open this week (5 June 2014), applications will be open to all research institutes/universities/colleges to install students by the start of the 2015/16 academic...

    4 June 2014

  • Potato Council’s new Chair calls for potato Industry Award 2014 nominations

    Potato Council is inviting industry’s nominations for this year's British Potato Industry Award (BPIA). This prestigious honour is awarded to individuals recognised for their outstanding contribution to the GB potato industry. Potato Council continues to support the industry’s front-runners in marketing, innovation, research and development, and by presenting this award, it recognises the...

    23 May 2014

  • New event in Scotland addresses PCN challenges

    Potato Council creates a new opportunity for growers in Angus to get together in July for a close examination of PCN and the ways science and industry is working together to manage it. PCN is a major threat to potato yields so this event will prove invaluable for those dealing with PCN on land used for potato crops. Alistair Redpath, Chief Executive of PseedCo, leading regional seed growers and...

    22 May 2014

  • Triple skills funding success set to boost farming industry

    Thousands of farmers and growers across the country will enjoy more high quality training opportunities, thanks to a £1.4 million triple success secured under the Defra/European Union RDPE programme (Regional Development Programme for England) by the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB).   This latest funding boost will focus on animal health and welfare, advanced skills...

    20 May 2014

  • Potato Blight Mapped In Europe

    A team of researchers tracking the 2013 population of the potato late blight pathogen have, for the first time, spatially plotted it’s diversity and shown areas dominated by clones contrasting with novel genetically diverse isolates in other regions.

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