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Heatwave to push up price of chips (French Fries), say UK potato farmers

Heatwave to push up price of chips (French Fries), say UK potato farmers

July 22, 2022
In the United Kingdom the price of French fries (UK: chips) is set to increase after recent high temperatures ravaged crops, potato growers have warned. Farmers said the heatwave had added to pressures caused by rising costs linked to the war in Ukraine.
North Yorkshire potato grower Tim Rooke has been elected chair of the NFU Potato Forum.

Tim Rooke has been elected chair of the NFU Potato Forum

May 15, 2022
Tim Rooke has been elected chair of the NFU Potato Forum. Tim, who farms 240 hectares of potatoes, was previously vice chair of the Forum and succeeds outgoing chair Alex Godfrey.
Edison releases a global biopesticides market report – Feeding the World: Biological Products for Sustainable Crop Protection

RNA interference-based biopesticides market research report published

April 29, 2022
Edison Investment Research, a London-based investment research and advisory company releases a report on RNA interference-based biopesticides: Feeding the World: Biological Products for Sustainable Crop Protection
Seed potato body to rise from ashes of AHDB

Seed potato body to rise from ashes of AHDB

March 29, 2022
A meeting of Scottish seed potato growers in Forfar this week has agreed to set up a co-op to represent the sector. The new body, which is as yet unnamed, aims to deliver four outcomes for the seed potato sector
War in Europe: NEPG notes rising production costs, continued global need for potato products

War in Europe: NEPG notes rising production costs, continued global need for potato products

March 27, 2022
Following the Russian invasion of Ukraine, potato markets have been somewhat resistant with uncertainty expected for the coming recent weeks, North-Western European Potato Growers (NEPG) says in a news release.
Grimme UK Rowshow2022 to showcase the latest GL 420 exacta

Grimme UK Rowshow2022 to showcase the latest GL 420 exacta

March 18, 2022
Grimme UK is taking to the road next month to showcase its latest version of the GL 420 Exacta potato planter, which now offers four-row planting in 90cm row widths with true one-pass combination planting.
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Grimme UK potato specialist to chair AEA's technical committee

Grimme UK potato specialist to chair AEA's technical committee

March 13, 2022
One of Grimme UK's product specialists has taken on the chairmanship of the Agricultural Engineers Association's (AEA) Technical Committee.
Don’t forget the spray tank management basics.

Do not forget the spray tank management basics

March 13, 2022
Looking ahead to spring spraying, growers are being reminded not to be complacent when it comes to tank mixing and sprayer hygiene, ahead of making applications.
Proposed potato organisation sets out funding plans

Proposed Great Britain potato organisation sets out funding plans

February 18, 2022
Potato industry leaders in Great Britain who are driving forward proposals for a new representative organization funded by voluntary subscriptions say they have a 'clear mandate' to make plans for the next stage.
Scotts appoint RM Agricultural Engineering Ltd to support West Midlands growth

Scotts appoint RM Agricultural Engineering Ltd to support West Midlands growth

February 14, 2022
Scotts Precision Manufacturing Ltd has extended its distribution network with the appointment of a new sales and service agent to cover the West Midlands (United Kingdom).

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