Product Quality and Safety

10 March 2020

Seeds represent a significant and essential proportion of the input costs in vegetable production. This factsheet has been produced following requests from growers for guidance on how to get the best from seed and therefore maximise the value returned from the initial investment.

30 July 2020

Glyphosate products may be used pre-harvest on a range of crops to control weeds, aid harvesting and help protect grain quality (particularly in wet harvests) and food safety. This publication outlines stewardship measures to maximise product efficacy and minimise crop residues.

3 June 2019

A team of farmers, scientists and researchers are using technology to assess and improve meat quality, to ensure that consumers are getting the leanest and tastiest lamb chops

25 June 2018

AHDB Senior Veterinary Manager Mandy Nevel and AHDB International Market Development Director Dr Phil Hadley (front centre) host food safety specialists from the Ukraine at AHDB's headquarters

14 June 2019

This checklist was produced by AHDB Cereals & Oilseeds, on behalf of the Cereals Liaison Group, to help growers avoid the most common problems associated with oilseed sales contracts.

14 June 2019

This checklist was produced by AHDB Cereals & Oilseeds, on behalf of the Cereals Liaison Group, to help growers avoid the most common problems associated with cereals sales contracts.

11 February 2019

Grain moisture content is critical from harvest, through storage, to final sale of cereals and oilseeds.

13 February 2020

Safe, effective grain storage is key to assuring crop quality and helping prevent loss of premiums through claims and rejections.

13 February 2020

Understanding the quality and condition of grain is crucial. Accurate sampling at each stage of the grain chain is required to develop that understanding. It should help to reduce waste and minimise charges, claims and rejections.

1 July 2020

See the signs of defects and impurities in stored cereal (wheat and barley). This poster shows examples of physical damage, disease, pests, screenings and weed seeds.

1 July 2020

This poster shows the more common of over 50 insect and mites species that may occur in grain stores. Correct identification is important.

3 April 2020

Read about the various control measures to reduce the risk from ergot in cereal crops. There is currently no EU legislation for maximum levels of ergot alkaloids but discussions in EFSA may result in future legislative limits.

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