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Video: Potato planting races ahead in the Suffolk sunshine

Potato planting kicked off this week on one large Suffolk Breckland estate, with high hopes for the early-maturing crop after it went into the ground in ideal conditions.

The light land Elveden Estate took advantages of the highest February temperatures on record to start planting 13ha of Maris Peer aimed at the early salad market.

Farm manager Rob Ball has 520ha of potatoes to plant over the next eight weeks on the estate,  encompassing 3,400ha of arable cropping just south-west of Thetford.

“As for planting potatoes, the sunny and dry weather mean they going in the ground in ideal conditions,” he told Farmers Weekly during a warm spell earlier this week.

Report by FWI. Watch the video report on Farmers Weekly – or watch the YouTube version below.

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