Lamb Weston wins marketing award for its UK B2B launch of Dukes of Chippingdom Fries
December 01, 2020
Lamb Weston, supported by Art of the Possible Agency and WAA, has won a 2020 B2B Marketing Award last week, taking Gold in the Best Product Launch Campaign and the highly coveted Grand Prix: Campaign of the Year for the launch of its innovative Dukes of Chippingdom in February.
British potato production up as growers win battle with the weather
November 28, 2020
The total harvest of British potatoes this year will be 5.3m tonnes according to provisional estimates – up two point eight per cent (2.8%) on last year’s figure but just below the five-year average of 5.4m tonnes.
UK potato packer Branston plans expansion
November 23, 2020
UK potato packing business Branston has submitted plans for a new facility.
EU tariffs on US sweet potatoes increase 25%
November 23, 2020
The European Union brought in $4 billion of tariffs earlier this month. The tariffs will affect a whole range of imported products, with grapefruit and sweet potatoes among them.
UK Potato Storage: regular checks vital this season for reducing risks
November 22, 2020
The continued wet weather in late October/early November in the United Kingdom has extended the harvesting season beyond eight weeks for some, which is clearly not good news where stores have been part-filled and cooling systems unable to function correctly.
Wildflowers could control aphid-borne viruses in potatoes
November 17, 2020
Sowing wildflowers into potato crops could reduce aphid-carried viruses and offer an alternative to declining access to insecticides for growers.
World Potato Congress Inc. Webinar 'Developing the Pipeline from Genomics to New Products' with Dr. Mark Taylor
November 17, 2020
Next World Potato Congress webinar will be held on December 15, 2020, when Mark Taylor of the James Hutton Institute will speak on 'Developing the Pipeline from Genomics to New Products'
Annual Cambridge Potato Conference will be an online event this year
November 17, 2020
After much discussion and planning by the CUPGRA Executive Committee, it has been decided, owing to COVID-19 restrictions, to go ahead with a virtual conference to continue the unbroken run of 30 successful CUPGRA Cambridge Potato Conferences.
UK Researchers want to create a perfect potato using artificial intelligence
November 10, 2020
Videogame technology will be used to help develop the perfect potato as part of a ground-breaking new project involving Abertay University and a major potato seed supplier.
Lockdown 2.0 (UK) is here – AHDB reflects on what it means for the potato industry
November 10, 2020
In the United Kingdom, Lockdown 2.0 is happening and it brings widespread closure of pubs and restaurants once again. AHDB reflects on what it means for the potato industry
Scotts Introduces its GT170 Windrower Kit
November 03, 2020
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 to a windrower.
Chase Distillery has reached an agreement to be acquired by Diageo
November 03, 2020
Chase Distillery has reached an agreement to be acquired by Diageo, accelerating its mission to champion field to bottle spirits made sustainably on our farm in Herefordshire.