Cover crop
Cover crops and applying manures can help growers cut the damage from the intensive cultivations often necessary when establishing potatoes. Building soil resilience through the rotation is essential, as farms growing potatoes can have one-third less organic matter than those without them. Hutchinsons agronomists Ed Brown and Geoff Bastard say growers need to build up soil fertility ahead of potatoes and avoid leaving ground bare during the winter. See also: 9 top tips to ensure crops get sufficient sulphur They […]