AHDB Horticulture

Potato industry rejects AHDB levies

The potato industry is the second sector to vote against statutory AHDB levies. The latest overwhelming rejection follows the earlier horticulture sector’s vote against its AHDB levy. The Board says it is deeply disappointed, but it is up to ministers to decide what...

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Horticulture votes against AHDB levy

The horticulture sector has voted against the continuation of statutory AHDB levies by a considerable margin, as a ballot on the future of the potato sector levy gets underway. The levy collects some £7 million each year. The horticulture ballot, based on one vote per...

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New soil test for brassica clubroot

The Processors and Growers Research Organisation (PGRO) is offering a new test for the soil-borne brassica clubroot pathogen Plasmodiophora brassicae. “The rapid molecular test for the detection and quantification of Plasmodiophora brassicae in the soil can be used as...

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Five new board members for the AHDB

The AHDB levy body has appointed five new members to its specialist sector boards. All five, selected through open competition, will serve three year terms from early April.The AHDB levy body has appointed five new members to its specialist sector boards. All five,...

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AHDB to update RB209 manual

The Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) is to take the lead on reviewing and updating the national Fertiliser Manual (RB209). This follows criticism of Defra for allowing the publication to date in the light of new research findings and farm...

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