potatoes

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Potato planting under way across Scotland

April 26, 2019

Scots potato growers are getting on with planting at top speed this year and not pausing to take too much notice of levy body AHDB’s comments that British potato stocks from the 2018 crop are currently 13% down on the five-year average.

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Campaign hopes to put potatoes back on menu

November 21, 2018

A global campaign due to launch next year will harness the marketing budgets of multinational companies and promotional agencies around the world in a bid to halt the downward trend in potato consumption.

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EU farmers’ unions call for help over drought

July 5, 2018

The hot, dry weather is causing concern for cereals and potato producers in Scotland, but in parts of central Europe and Scandinavia farmers are warning of the catastrophic consequences of a severe drought.

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Stepping up fight against potato blight

March 31, 2018

Potato industry fears over the spread of the new Dark Green 37 strain of blight to England last year have prompted an appeal for more potato “scouts” to be on standby this season.

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