Planting potatoes© Tim Scrivener
Growing cover crops on overwintered land destined for potatoes in the following improves the workability of soil, thereby increasing work rates at the busy planting period. That’s according to trials carried out on the AHDB’s demo farm in its strategic Potato Farm Initiative. Other trials revealed yield benefits of chitting seed of the late-maturing varieties Pentland Dell and Markies prior to planting.  Simple cover crops Potato grower James Daw is growing a simple cover crop across his entire potato area this autumn, […]