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Offsetting produces UK’s first carbon-neutral potatoes

Morgan Scale is growing carbon-neutral potatoes in west Wales by using his cover crops and crop rotation to offset greenhouse gas emissions from his spuds and so produce for the UK’s first zero-carbon potato brand.

As David Jones reports for Farmers Weekly, with cover crops grown through the summer and more grass leys in his rotation, he is looking to feed his soils in preparation for his main crop potatoes, and is cutting back sharply on bagged fertiliser and cultivations as his family farm embraces regenerative agriculture.

“I believe by introducing more cover crops and grass into the rotation we are feeding the soils and this will allow us to grow potatoes every three to five years,” he tells Farmers Weekly.

His potatoes and those from five other Pembrokeshire growers are now available under the Root Zero brand throughout the UK.

Source: Farmers Weekly. Read the full story here
Photo: Credit MAG/David Jones

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