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Progress in quest to lower potato carbon footprint
Potato supplier Branston says it is making good progress in reducing the carbon footprint of the crop – from growing through to storage and transport. Climate change, increasingly unpredictable weather events and consumer expectations are focusing the attention of the potato supply chain on the transition to net zero,... Read more
New chief executive for British potato growers
An independent organisation set up to represent growers following the demise of AHDB Potatoes has appointed its first chief executive. Former NFU Scotland chief executive Scott Walker took up the new role with GB Potatoes last month. With some 25 years of experience in the farming sector, he brings... Read more
Three-year plan to make potatoes sustainable
Researchers are investigating ways to reduce the carbon footprint of the UK potato sector – helping to ensure an environmentally friendly future for the crop. Funding by Innovate UK, the three-year project is exploring innovative approaches to revitalising soil organic matter. It is also seeking ways to tackle the... Read more
Event organisers gear up for British Potato extravaganza
Final touches are being put to this month’s British Potato event, which takes place on 22-23 November at the Great Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate. The two-day industry extravaganza brings together thousands of visitors with scores of businesses from across the potato sector – making it an important networking opportunity for... Read more
Potato processing giants switch to regenerative agriculture
Some of the world’s biggest food giants – including potato processors McCain and PepsiCo – have pledged a bigger focus on regenerative agriculture. The companies have committed to a new global framework which they will use to transform agricultural practices to ensure future food security by implementing regenerative farming... Read more
Expansion plan for potato monitoring device
A monitoring device which measures potato size, shape and variability as the crop is lifted is set to gain more customers thanks to a new appointment. The company behind HarvestEye has appointed sales and marketing expert Harry Tinson as its new general manager ­– bringing global experience in B2B... Read more
How computer system cuts storage costs
Potato growers are optimising the use of home-generated energy for crop storage – thanks to a new computerised system. Launched by Crop Systems, SmartSola enables users to make optimal use of their use of home-generated energy, while minimising their use of bought-in power – reducing their exposure to high... Read more
How seed potato trials are helping to control disease

Researchers and farmers testing alternative solutions to protect the high health status of the UK seed potato industry.

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Plan blight control to reduce resistance risk

Potato growers are urged to plan their anti-resistance strategies for blight following the failure of a major control product.

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Marketing key to getting best from potatoes

Farmer-owned East Suffolk Produce is celebrating its 10th anniversary

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