Potatoes being harvested© Tim Scrivener
Britain’s potato crop for 2016 has been estimated at 5.22m tonnes, which makes it the fourth-smallest since record began in 1960. AHDB Potatoes’ first provisional estimate of total production places it 5% down on last year’s crop, highlighting the effect of the season, which also affected cereal and oilseed yields. See also: Reducing potato greening could save industry millions Lower yield as well as wastage are being blamed, with the estimated yield of just under 45t/ha some 8% lower than 2015. […]
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