Flailing potatoes© Gary Naylor
Potato growers are being urged to explore alternative methods of potato haulm destruction this autumn, in case desiccant diquat does not pass through the EU re-registration process next year. The desiccation of the potato canopy is a critical part of the crop’s management, enabling growers to stop bulking when tubers reach the desired marketable size and promote skin set. See also: Rapidly assess potato size with new smartphone app It also helps reduce the risk of diseases such as late blight, […]