15 January 2021

Knowing your breakeven point is important to both a free-buy grower and a contracted grower. The potato market is notoriously volatile with huge yearly peaks and troughs making it hard to plan long-term profitability.

4 January 2021

A trade-deal may have been agreed but there will still be some new rules for potato trade. Third country equivalence has been a large stumbling block until now but the agreement differs between ware and seed potatoes.

11 December 2020

GB potato production is estimated at 5.37Mt, despite a drop in planted area. The year-on-year rise in production is driven by both better yields and increased clearance compared to 2019.

11 December 2020

This aims to cover a seasonal roundup of what has happened so far, as well as commentary on what December may hold for potato markets.

11 December 2020

If crops were treated with Maleic Hydrazide (MH) pre-harvest, in line with best practice recommendations, you will now be facing a decision on whether to apply in-store sprout suppressants such as spearmint oil and ethylene.

8 December 2020

Upon the 31 December 2020, the UK transition period for leaving the European Union (EU) will end, paving the way for new trading arrangements.

8 December 2020

As things stand, potatoes will face tariffs as goods pass through the regulatory and customs barrier of the Irish Sea, as well as additional phytosanitary regulations.

20 November 2020

The first official GB production estimate is 5.3Mt.

6 November 2020

Lockdown 2.0 will inevitably effect the potato industry, but the effect is unlikely to be as dramatic as the first lockdown.

6 November 2020

October has seen lift in overall tonnage traded, increasing 17% from September based on material moving through our weekly average price survey (WAPS) sample. Yet, the tonnage traded still lags 9% from the same period last year.

16 October 2020

This planting by variety data includes all sector varieties. Similar to previous years, over 40% of the overall GB potato area is attributed to the Top 10 most chosen varieties.

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