Potato News from United Kingdom
A good season for Jersey Royals, but at what cost?
September 21, 2023Jersey Potato exporters were able to negotiate a better price from UK supermarkets this year to help cover rising costs but blight and poor weather meant it was still a difficult season.
Restrain appoints Benedikt Cramer as new Managing Director
September 18, 2023Restrain, the world’s leading provider of ethylene-based sprout control solutions, has announced the appointment of Dr. Benedikt Cramer as its new Managing Director, while current MD Dirk Garos will take up the new role of Strategic Director.
Seed potato export from Scotland to Northern Ireland to resume starting September 30
September 16, 2023Gordon MP Richard Thomson has welcomed confirmation from DEFRA that exports of seed potatoes from Scotland to Northern Ireland can restart from September 30, but has reacted with disbelief that the UK Government hasn’t raised the issue of exports to the EU since March.
Bauer introduces new E-series reel irrigators
September 12, 2023New E-series reel irrigators from Bauer have several improved features to make operation and maintenance easier while maintaining the product’s outstanding reputation for strength, performance and durability
B-hive Innovations collaborates on groundbreaking TuberTurgor project to reduce potato bruising and waste
August 22, 2023B-hive Innovations, a cutting-edge, agri-tech research and development business is embarking on a new collaborative programme that aims to reduce the risk of potato bruising and develop technologies that could reduce supermarket waste.
PACE to celebrate a record breaking year at British Potato 2023
August 22, 2023One of the UK’s leading suppliers of automated packing solutions will celebrate a record-breaking year at British Potato in November.
Haith to unveil drying and box tippling innovations at British Potato 2023 (BP23)
August 21, 2023The UK's leading manufacturer of potato handling equipment has announced it is launching several new products at this year's British Potato show. Event sponsors Haith Group will unveil its new potato dryer and the latest version of its Queen's Award-winning Rota-Tip at the November event.
From ocean to potato fields: Seaweed biostimulant Algifol to make waves at British Potato Show
August 16, 2023A biostimulant brand that is increasingly popular with potato growers will make its debut at this year’s British Potato show in Harrogate. Algifol, which is a seaweed-based biostimulant, will be on stand 123A in Hall 1 at the November event.
Trimble Agriculture Cloud introduces expanded API, creating an open environment benefiting farmers and their partners
August 10, 2023Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) announced the release of its flexible API for the Trimble Agriculture Cloud, an industry cloud that streamlines farming operations.
Haith Group appointed Mark Lloyd as its first Non-Executive Director
August 07, 2023The UK's leading manufacturer of vegetable and materials handling equipment, Haith Group, has added 40 years of manufacturing experience to its board with the appointment of Mark Lloyd as the company's first-ever non-executive director.
Kent Crisp's Oyster and Vinegar is awarded a star at this years Great Taste Awards
August 06, 2023Kent Crisps have been awarded 1 star for their Oyster and Vinegar flavour at the Great Taste Awards 2023. Oyster and Vinegar is a definite favourite for many, paying homage to Whitstable’s famous oysters; it tastes like the Kent seaside.
Utz Snacks closes Golden Flake potato chip factory in Birmington, Alabama; Production moved to Pennsylvania
August 01, 2023The Golden Flake factory in Birmingham has made its final potato chip, ending a historic run as one of Alabama’s favorite snack foods made in the state. So, who ate, or is about to eat, the last Golden Flake potato chip made in Birmingham?