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SCOTTS INTRODUCES ITS GT170 WINDROWER KIT

SCOTTS INTRODUCES ITS GT170 WINDROWER KIT

One of the UK’s leading manufacturers of vegetable harvesting equipment has launched an innovative conversion kit that allows owners of the GRIMME GT 170 trailed harvester to convert seamlessly to a fully functioning windrower without modifications to the host machine. Designed in response to local growers where the Grimme GT170 is their preferred choice of […]

Students to name brand new potato variety

  This exciting opportunity comes as Potato Council continues to work with children, providing educational resources on growing potatoes and healthy eating. The competition, which is being held as part of the ‘Cook Your Own Potatoes’ initiative, invites secondary schools to name the new ‘fluffy’ variety with purple eyes. In addition, there is also £350 […]

Exceptional turnout for the first South West Potato Day

More than 70 delegates engaged with the speakers concerning practical information on subjects such as reducing greenhouse gas emissions and the latest news from the Metaldehyde Stewardship Group. Adding extra nitrogen to the soil as ‘insurance’ can make tubers delay bulking and reduce yield, so it makes economic sense to ensure quantities applied are accurate, […]

Sowing the seeds for future demand

Sowing the seeds for future demand

The five year strategy brings together the six AHDB divisions and a number of other organisations to provide a range of curricular activities to educate five to 16 year olds about food production and farming. This increased collaboration will deliver greater educational impact as well as better value for money for levy payers. Potato Council […]

Are you on the hunt for Easter spud shots?

With Easter this weekend, break away from the mould and hunt for Easter potatoes! “We’re calling on photographers who know their King Edward from their Lady Balfour to find their best potato images,” says Mistral PR senior agriculture sector manager Heather Briggs.  “Exploring the world of the potato should provide inspiration for eye-catching, thought-provoking (and […]

A fresh outlook – Potato Council Retail Conference

A fresh outlook – Potato Council Retail Conference

  An audience of retail buyers and suppliers, packers, distributors and growers gathered in London for the bi-annual conference, which revealed new insight into consumers shopping habits and how it can be used to make the potato category more informative and inspirational and help drive up sales. New research, commissioned by Potato Council, highlighted that […]

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