Very few days without rain since last autumn and cold soil temperatures have significantly hindered planting for potato growers in the south west of England this spring. Winter rainfall hasn’t been unusually high, but persistent showers have kept soils wet and unworkable and recent low night-time temperatures have stopped the ground warming up. At D Vaux & Sons near South Petherton, west of Yeovil in south Somerset, planting of its 95ha of crisping varieties Lady Rosetta and Taurus started on […]
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