We explore the latest innovation and production hurdles in the potato sector as growers and new industry body GB Potatoes search for solutions

The FPJ Potato Special is now available to subscribers on the FPJ app, covering the efforts of potato producers and their representatives to overcome challenges ranging from Potao Cyst Nematode to the loss of chemicals and the EU’s ongoing ban on imports of British seed potatoes.

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Scott Walker sets out his stall as the new CEO of GB Potatoes, as the recently established industry body embarks on its second year in operation.

We hear from Produce Solutions and GB Potatoes as trials are continue in search of sustainable solutions to PCN management.

TV chef James Martin tells FPJ how the crisis in the hospitality sector inspired him to partner with leading potato supplier Albert Bartlett on a new chef’s range of frozen potatoes.

Kantar’s Joe Shaw Roberts tracks the ups and downs of the UK berry market over the last year and highlights the importance of pricing and promotions in shaping purchasing behaviour.

FPJ speaks to Moroccan producer iBerry about the company’s expanding production and export strategy following the country’s success in becoming a key soft fruit supplier to post-Brexit Britain.

Our South African reporter Fred Meintjes reports on the challenges facing South African grape suppliers as logistical issues at port continue to blight smooth exports to the UK and Europe

And we bring you key news and views from the expo floors at Fruit Attraction in Madrid and the Global Produce & Floral Show in Anaheim.

In addition, there are special reports on seed potatoes, sweet potatoes, Peruvian blueberries, dried fruit and nuts, and new marketing campaigns from Veg Power and Red Tractor.

The category insight is on leafy salads as growers reflect on another year of volatile weather.