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UK Potato Farmer E W Button & Son invests in Haith grading facility for its early season and ware potatoes

UK Potato Farmer E W Button & Son invests in Haith grading facility for its early season and ware potatoes

August 02, 2021
In 2020, with demand for homegrown produce soaring, E W Button & Son decided to invest in a brand new, purpose-built grading facility for its early season and ware potatoes.
New mobile washing system creates efficiencies for major UK potato supplier

New mobile washing system creates efficiencies for major UK potato supplier

July 26, 2021
A new mobile washing facility, featuring Tong’s next generation barrel washer, is bringing increased throughput and a highly flexible washing solution for UK potato supplier Wolds Produce this season.
Lamb Weston’s Dukes of Chippingdom campaign wins the 2021 B2B Integrated Campaign at the Drum Awards for Marketing

Lamb Weston’s Dukes of Chippingdom campaign wins the 2021 B2B Integrated Campaign at the Drum Awards for Marketing

July 15, 2021
Lamb Weston strikes gold again with its marketing agency, Art of the Possible, by winning the 2021 B2B Integrated Campaign at the Drum Awards for Marketing.
Standen Engineering to supply AVR Harvesters and Crop Handling Equipment

Standen Engineering starts supplying AVR Harvesters and Crop Handling Equipment in the United Kingdom

July 13, 2021
As of July 2021, Agricultural Equipment supplier Standen Engineering will begin supplying AVR self-propelled potato harvesters and in-store equipment to the whole of the United Kingdom.
Brexit fightback: UK bans EU seed potato imports in snub at Brussels

Brexit fightback: UK bans EU seed potato imports in snub at Brussels

July 12, 2021
A trade row between Brussels and London threatened to erupt tonight after UK ministers banned the import of seed potatoes from EU countries in a victory for Scottish farmers.
Managing nutrition during tuber bulking crucial for water regulation

Managing nutrition during tuber bulking crucial for water regulation

July 08, 2021
With tuber bulking being such a critical, yet energy sapping period in potato crop development, now is the time to consider nutrition applications to support crop health and maintain tuber growth.
Scotty Brand announces first Ayrshire potatoes.

Scotty Brand announces first Ayrshire potatoes

June 24, 2021
Scotty Brand (a brand of Albert Bartlett Ltd) has welcomed the start of its potato and Scottish strawberry season in Ayrshire. The company has great sales hopes after the number of Scots buying local vegetables has increased.
Union Surveys Potato Growers Ahead of Levy Board Changes

Scottish Farmers Union Surveys Potato Growers on AHDB activities ahead of changes

June 11, 2021
NFU Scotland is urging its potato growers to complete its survey to identify what functions carried out by the industry’s statutory levy body – AHDB Potatoes - are most valued ahead of body being wound down.
Northern Ireland: £2 million Covid support scheme announced for potato growers

Northern Ireland: £2 million Covid support scheme announced for potato growers

June 08, 2021
Northern Ireland Agriculture Minister Edwin Poots has announced more information on the £2 million financial support package for potato growers.
Global Sustainability Report Sets McCain on Path to a Greener Future

McCain Foods commits to regenerative agricultural practices for all its potatoes by 2030

June 07, 2021
As part of today’s release of McCain’s 2020 Global Sustainability report Together, Towards Planet-Friendly Food, the company is pledging that it will be implementing regenerative agricultural practices across 100 per cent of its potato acreage by 2030.
Turnkey Solution Reduces Water Usage By 90 percent

Puffin Produce reduces water use for potato washing and polishing by 90 percent

June 05, 2021
Puffin Produce, a potato supplier in the United Kingdom, has reduced its water use to wash and polish its potatoes by 90% and electricity use by 40% as a result of a major equipment update provided by Haith.
Meijer Potato installs Soil Scout sensors to monitor soil moisture, temperature and salinity

Meijer Potato installs Soil Scout sensors to monitor soil moisture, temperature and salinity

June 03, 2021
In a first for Soil Scout in the United Kingdom, Soil Scout are delighted to announce that Meijer Potato have recently installed their sensors in various key locations around the country.

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