BASF is applying for permission to run a crop trial for GM potatoes in Yorkshire, after the farmer due to run the trial in Derbyshire withdrew over fears of reprisals. If approved, the crop will be planted this spring.
Every British potato grower is being sent a copy of the Farming and Wildlife Advisory Group's new guidelines on sustainability. It is being backed by Tesco, McCains and Branston, to make spuds more environmentally friendly.
Yes Peas! award
The Yes Peas! campaign run by the Processed Vegetable Growers Association has been voted the best national campaign at the Grower of the Year awards.