AHDB committed to keep the UK Seed Potato Industry healthy

AHDB committed to keep the UK Seed Potato Industry healthyAHDB Potatoes has pledged to work closely with the seed potato sector and Scottish Government to ensure that the industry maintains a low level of the bacterial disease blackleg. Speaking at the Seed Industry event in St Andrew’s, AHDB Potatoes Strategy Director Rob Clayton said that while there are no easy answers when it comes to blackleg, the key to maintaining the high health status of the industry is collective responsibility. The event saw a national stock-take of current management practices regarding blackleg which will be used to drive future research and best practice recommendations. He also stressed that British seed is still very attractive to foreign markets. The importance of trade was also highlighted by AHDB’s Head of Exports Peter Hardwick, who spoke to the 200 delegates at the event about Brexit and the threats and opportunities for the seed potato sector. More