Production/Agronomy

UK: Quality is key for 2014 potato crop

With the potential of a high yielding maincrop potato harvest this season, growers are being advised quality will be key to ensure crops meet buyer specification. Favourable conditions through the growing season have boosted maincrop yield prospects and, although there was a scare with blight earlier in the season, crops look well. According to John Sarup of Spud Agronomy, very good soil conditions have allowed for good crop rooting and nutrient availability but the key has been plenty of sunshine.

Source: www.farmersguardian.com

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