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Great Britain potato stocks at similar level as last year.
Great Britain grower-held potato stock levels at the end of March 2017 were at 1Mt, around the same volume as the end-March 2016 and 300Kt less than the end-March 2015 according to an AHDB estimate.
Aviko extends UK retail range with Golden Hash Browns
Earlier this month, Aviko has added Golden Hash Browns to its product range in the United Kingdom, tapping into the all-day dining trend.
The Sainsbury Laboratory received approval for a four-year trial of genetically modified (GM) potatoes
In the United Kingdom, farming minster George Eustice (DEFRA) has approved a four-year trial of genetically modified (GM) potatoes at The Sainsbury Laboratory in Norwich.
Reino Unido controlará el tizón tardío con papa genéticamente modificada
DEFRA ha aprobado la solicitud del Laboratorio Sainsbury, Norwich, para llevar a cabo ensayos de campo con cultivo de papa genéticamente modificada (GM) en un sitio de ensayo designado en el Norwich Research Park entre 2017 y 2021.
Thursday, May 11, 2017
Buntata: a new tool to identify potato pests and diseases on the go
Buntata is a collaborative effort between the University of St Andrews and the James Hutton Institute to enable open access to our information resources and put them at the fingertips of potato growers.
AHDB Potatoes appoints a new chair and five new board members
AHDB Potatoes has announced the appointment of a new chair and the addition of five new members to its board, replacing five members.