Potato Weekly - 6 December 2019

Friday, 6 December 2019

At a glance

  • With clearer weather this week, there were reports of growers still trying to get crops out of the ground. The majority of freshly lifted crops have gone straight to market with longer term storage unlikely.
  • The remainder of the crop may not come out before spring. Fry colours for the crop left in the ground could be impacted and how much of the crop will be usable is uncertain.
  • Quality continues to be the key driver for price. Best quality supplies are continuing to demand a premium to incentivise movement. 

New Head of Potato Exports for AHDB

Patrick Hughes, the former Head of Seafood Scotland, will work with UK exporters to both maintain the current market position while also exploring further opportunities overseas. Read more

McCain partners with AHDB on schools growing scheme

Our Grow Your Own Potatoes programme as reached over 3 million children since its inception. Additional funding from McCain will help us reach more schools than ever in 2020, find out how you can get involved here.

ARTIS Potato Training

AHDB have organized for a two day training session to cover the basics of potato growing. The training is part of the ARTIS training program and delivered by NIAB CUF on February 11-12th. There are places available to Levy Payers at a subsidized rate of £337 excl. VAT. Closing date for bookings is the 10th January 2020. Contact Graham Bannister on 07580 704673 or graham.bannister@ahdb.org.uk for more information.

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Alex Cook


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