29 September 1995

Small ware fine

ILLEGAL production of "small ware" potatoes for seed has cost an Aberdeenshire farming company £35,000, according to the British Society of Plant Breeders.

The agreed settlement is on top of royalties payable on the potatoes sold. The company is also banned from producing Estima seed.

"We have a number of further cases under review," says the societys Roger Turner.