Thursday, 9 April 2015

What’s this all about then?

This potato growing season sees the start of an all-new programme of work which will run through until the end of the 2018/19 cropping year. With each year focusing on different topic areas of AHDB Potatoes funded research.

Factual, evidence-based advice, information and activity is core to what we do at AHDB Potatoes. At the Strategic Potato Farm we are up scaling the research work we fund to commercial, field-level demonstrations. Gone are the 12 metre plots. At James Daw and family’s farm in Staffordshire we’re examining potato production from a best practice perspective on a 20 hectare site.

James has pioneered some of the latest precision techniques (click here to view a recent press article) and we’ll be featuring this work on the site as well.

We will be running a series of open days and workshops, as well as producing a series electronic tools. All aimed at helping you take the latest thinking and industry developments home to your enterprise.

Through this blog we’ll keep you updated with all this activity. And there will be input from James and members of the team at AHDB Potatoes, as well as NIAB CUF, who have been involved in the research which sits behind these demonstrations.



  1. Looking forward to seeing some pictures. When do you hope to start planting?

  2. Hi, thanks for the comment. Weather permitting we're kicking off next week - the seed is at the ready!