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Seminar programme


Lead Knowledge Exchange Partner

Associated Events

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Day 1 – Wednesday 20th November
'On-farm excellence'

10.00

No diquat, no linuron - what next? Alternatives to lost chemicals

The most effective available alternatives to Diquat and other chemicals (recently lost or coming up for renewal soon). Including results from national haulm destruction field trials.

11.00

Storage 2020: A look at the potato store of the future

What will your store look like next year? A round up of key issues including post-CIPC cleansing, using natural dormancy and available alternatives.

13.30

Competing on a level playing field? How do we compare to Europe

As the changing storage landscape increases the chances of European imports, we take a look at how we compare to growers from the continent.

14.30

Managing the future of your business: Tools and skills for a successful succession

Practical tools, tips and information to help you stay on top of the detail and play to your strengths as the industry changes.

15.30

Show me the money: Funding and development in the post-subsidy era

How will your farm business look when the Brexit transition is over and where can you find development funds?

Day 2 – Thursday 21st November
'What’s the potential for our market?'

10.30

Breaking it down: The AHDB Production estimate - live!

How will this year’s harvest affect your price? Our MI team will analyse each factor that will affect the market (planted area, yield, varieties, imports/exports etc.). Don’t wait to hear it reported – listen to it live!

11.30

Understanding our consumer: How customer knowledge leads to more sales

Hear from AHDB's consumer insight and marketing teams about how potato sales have risen in the last five years, and how we're planning to help keep markets moving.

14.00

Millennials and misinformation: Global trends and the implications for carbohydrates

Is pseudo-science killing the potato market? A look at global trends and what’s driving the modern consumer.

The unique showcase for the whole of the potato industry