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Seed Potato Export Figures from Britain to be Revealed at Potato Europe

Seed Potato

The Potato Council will be announcing the export figures from the record-breaking 2011/2012 season at Potato Europe (Villers-Saint-Christophe, France, September 12-13).

“This year we have achieved another record for seed potato exports,” says Potato Council head of seed and export Rob Burns. “We have already exceeded last year’s record-breaking figures and we haven’t finished counting yet.

“One of the drivers behind the surge in exports is the increasing awareness in buyers from overseas who appreciate the health benefits of the favourable Scottish climate for producing high quality seed potatoes. We have a unique partnership between Potato Council and Scottish Government that allows us to effectively promote our seed to our export markets.

“Moreover, our growing reputation as world-wide seed suppliers is a result of careful development of seed potatoes that will give great results in the varied climates and growing conditions where our customers are based. In addition, our exporters take great pride in ensuring high quality standards are maintained.”


Rob Burns, Potato Council head of seed and export

Produced for markets as varied as Morocco, Turkey, South America and Asia, the wide range of varieties available for export from Britain includes those suitable for a wide range of local cooking methods, and for chips, and processing. 

“Our seed is grown for a range of end-uses - from processing to table use; come and talk to our professional exporters who will be able to provide you with exactly what you need.” 

Anyone thinking of importing seed potatoes from Britain is encouraged to visit the stand to have an informal chat to Potato Council experts, or directly with the UK’s top seed potato exporters.

Visiting Potato Europe is free – download your free entry pass from www.potatoeurope.com

Source: Fresh Plaza - Seed Potato Export Figures from Britain to be Revealed at Potato Europe

Featured Event


02 November 2016 09:00 - 03 November 2016 04:00

NEC @ Marston Green, Birmingham B40 1NT, UK


SALTEX is the UK’s national event for grounds care, sports turf, amenities, estates and green space management. Now in its new indoor home at the NEC Birmingham, SALTEX can offer an even broader selection of exhibitors, and for the first time, nobody needs to worry about the weather! From turf care and specialist machinery to landscaping and playgrounds, some 260 SALTEX exhibitors will bring together the latest products, equipment, and expertise.

Machinery, Power & Hand Tools   -   Seeds, Turf, Aggregates & Treatments

Landscaping Materials  - Sports Surfaces & Facilities

Commercial Vehicles, Tyres & Trailers   -   Play Equipment & Street Furniture

Arboriculture & Horticulture   -   Education, Training, Development & Advice 

Security, Personal Protection, Health and Safety  -  Free to visit – Free Seminars

MORE than 8,000 individuals attend SALTEX each year – from groundsmen to park and leisure amenity officers, from greenkeepers to estate managers – they all have one thing in common – managing the green space around us.
SALTEX is perfect for seeing what tools, machinery, materials, and equipment are new to the market in one place and at one time.

SALTEX will take place at the NEC Birmingham on 2nd and 3rd November 2016.
2nd November: 9.00am – 5.00pm
3rd November: 9.00am – 4.00pm

Register for your FREE tickets now.

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