Europe, UK, Ireland, News February 2023, Seed

Scottish seed potato growers fly the flag in Spain

Members of the Pre Basic Growers Association (PBGA) recently visited southern Spain to look at the country’s potato production and help maintain a strong relationship with the Spanish industry, as Katrina Macarthur reports for the Press and Journal.

During the visit, the group of 25 Scottish seed potato growers said the need for Scottish seed was highlighted by David Sanchez of local company Pepsur. Potatoes grown in the region are sold into local markets and are also exported to northern Europe.

Prior to Brexit, Spanish farmers multiplied high grade Scottish seed for further production across the country. However, current seed multiplication in Spain now comes from Dutch and French input with sales from the UK to Europe now prohibited under EU regulations.

Source: Press and Journal. Full story here
Photo: A group of 25 Scottish seed potato growers visited Spain. Credit Press and Journal

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