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Potato News from United Kingdom

Changes to Safe Haven Standards will support long term health of GB potato industry
Red Tractor are looking for industry feedback on potential changes to the Safe Haven Standards, the seed potato assurance scheme.
Start-Up Snack Maker Crispifarms Limited: Not Just Another Company - Not Just Another Banana Chip
Excited about their new product, Crispifarms prepares to share with the world, the most succulent banana chip yet. The all-natural, long-cut banana chips are coming to the Specialty Fine Food Fair at Olympia London in Hammersmith, London.
Descubren que las patatas silvestres son claves para aumentar la resistencia
Scientists discover wild potatoes key for stronger spuds.
UK potato farmers pleased to see restrictions on Maleic Hydrazide lifted
In the United Kingdom, restrictions on the use of products containing Maleic Hydrazide (MH) - used to control volunteers and to suppress sprouting during storage - have been removed following a review by the Chemicals Regulation Division (CRD) of the HSE.
United Kingdom potato growers 'very worried' as homegrown crop shortage looms
UK consumers may face a home-grown potatoes shortage next year as stocks run out due to new storage rules.
Four 'resistancy' genes in current commercial potato varieties already defeated by Phytophthora Infestans
Recent research at the James Hutton Institute suggests that limited genetic differences in potato lineages has left British and American spuds vulnerable to late blight, the disease that caused the Irish potato famine.
Wednesday, July 31, 2019