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  • World Wide Celebration of the Potato

    June 7, 2024

    The 30th of May was the International Day of the Potato. This day, dedicated to the potato, acknowledges its importance as a vital food source and its impact on cultures worldwide. Whether mashed, baked, fried, or boiled, the potato remains a beloved and essential part of our global diet, deserving of its special day of…
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  • AHDB News Release

    April 22, 2024

    AHDB recommends residual potato levy funds to be used for industry projects Ministers are to be asked by the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) to consider using residual potato levy funds to support seven industry projects through a grant to GB Potatoes. The recommendation has been made by AHDB’s board following the wind down…
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  • CIPC Residues Monitoring Group

    April 20, 2024

    for the UK potato industry Chair: Adrian Cunnington   Secretary: Andrew Curtis WE NEED YOUR DATA TO ENSURE STORES STAY IN USE CMRG has already been given pan-industry support from the following organisations who have offered to sit on the Group: GB Potatoes, UK Potato Processors Association, Fresh Potato Suppliers Association, National Farmers Union, National Association…
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  • SPot Store event – 14th May 2024

    April 10, 2024

    Winters Lane Storage Ltd,Winters Lane,Long Sutton,SpaldingPE12 9BE GB Potatoes in partnership with Potato Storage Insight and SDF Agriculture have launched the Strategic Potato (SPot) storage project.  This is a new project to help refine potato storage practices and its aim is to fine tune practices through on farm research and learning. Rather than reviewing older…
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  • National Virus Forum Feb 2024: A Call to Action

    March 21, 2024

    On the 7th of February 2024, stakeholders from across the agricultural spectrum converged at FERA for the National Virus Forum. Led by Mark Taylor, GB Potatoes Chair, this gathering marked the fifth meeting of its kind, with representatives from various sectors, totalling over 45 attendees, including both physical and virtual participants. As discussions unfolded, it became…
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  • Colorado Beetle larvae – confirmed findings in Kent

    February 16, 2024

    The UK Potato Industry needs to remain vigilant to keep this very serious pest out of the UK.
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  • GB Potatoes & CUPGRA

    January 16, 2024

    Working in partnership to the benefit of the industry. August 2023 Establishing the GB PCN Forum Potato Cyst Nematode (PCN) is potentially the biggest threat facing the whole of the British potato industry and unless it is brought under control it could seriously reduce the future productive capacity of the UK potato sector.  There has…
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