Potato Review

4 POTATO REVIEW MAY/JUNE 2020 NEWS Consumer trends could fuel demand Editor Stephanie Cornwall 01778 395055 stephanie.cornwall@warnersgroup.co.uk Multimedia Sales Executive eresa Geeson 01778 392046 theresag@warnersgroup.co.uk Publisher Juliet Loiselle 01778 391067 Julietl@warnersgroup.co.uk Design Robbie Relf robbie.relf@warnersgroup.co.uk Subscriptions 01778 392464 subscriptions@warnersgroup.co.uk Subscriptions & advertising copy Potato Review, Warners Group Publications, e Maltings, West Street, Bourne, PE10 9PH www.potatoreview.com ISSN 0961–7655 © AREMI Ltd 2019 e publishers are not necessarily in agreement with opinions expressed in this journal. No responsibility can be accepted for statements made by contributors or advertisers. POTATO REVIEW is published by: Warners Group Publications, e Maltings, West Street, Bourne, PE10 9PH Printed by Warners (Midlands) Plc Manor Lane, Bourne, Lincs. PE10 9PH MAY/JUNE 2020 PRINTED BY WARNERS 01778 395111 There has been a major global shift towards plant-based foods which could increase demand for key ingredients like potatoes over the next few years, according to latest findings by Lux Research, a provider of tech-enabled research and advisory services. In its study of trends across consumer markets for 2020 and beyond, the organisation also found that environmental conservation e… orts and increased consumer demand for responsibly produced food have fueled innovation in biofertilisers. Lux Research Senior Analyst Joshua Haslun said: “Biofertilisers improve e‹ciency of nutrient use and contribute to agricultural sustainability, which will drive further innovation in the agriculture and agrifood industries.” *See our feature on biostimulants on page 21. BASIS relaxes rules on CPD point collection With much of the country working from home and most industry events cancelled, BASIS has taken the decision to relax its CPD requirements for Professional Register members. Stephen Jacob, BASIS CEO, said ordinarily members are annually required to collect a set number of CPD points before the points-year ends on 31 May. “Events are typically a focal point for collecting points, but with so many sadly not going ahead, we are extending the year-end period. “This allows points to be collected into the next points- year. The only stipulation is that the full requirement of points for the 2019/20 points-year and 2020/21 points year are fulfilled for both years, by 31 May 2021,” he said. EXTEND YOUR GRIMME WARRAN NEW for 2020 , TWO YEARS WARRANTY is standard on all new GRIMME machines – leaving you free to focus on your business without worrying about the cost of an unexpected breakdown. GRIMME UK Ltd. Find out more about GRIMME PROTECT talk to your local GRIMME Partner today. NEW FOR 2020 m r b R M

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