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UK: Seeking a seed grower for AHDB’s next strategic potato farm

AHDB is on the hunt for a host for its next strategic potato farm in Scotland, The Scottish Farmer reports.

The current SPot project, based at Bruce Farms in Perthshire, will come to a close in December, and the team are keen to have a new farm in place by the autumn of this year.

Having worked closely with a prime Scottish ware producer, AHDB are now looking for a high grade seed farm to put in the SPotlight.

AHDB senior knowledge exchange manager Claire Hodge explained: “GB seed potato production is absolutely critical to the whole industry as the health of the national crop is founded on the health and quality of the seed potatoes we produce.

If selected, the host farm will use plots in their potato fields to run demonstrations which they will then discuss with other local growers, agronomists and industry reps at a series of open days.

Seed growers interested in finding out more about hosting the next strategic potato farm in Scotland should contact Chris Leslie at chris.leslie@ahdb.org.uk.

Read the full report on The Scottish Farmer