Flailing incorporating and ploughing prior to cropping potatoes© Gary Naylor
A Shropshire estate being tested by very high levels of potato cyst nematode (PCN) is throwing open its gates to allow other growers in the region to learn from how they’re tackling the persistent pest. Matthew Wallace, farms director at the Heal Estate signed the farm up to become the AHDB Strategic Potato (SPoT) farm for the West. PCN is the number one problem challenging the profitability of the 560ha of potatoes grown by the estate in a one-in-five rotation […]