Potato plant© Tim Scrivener
Potato growers could achieve higher crop yields while slashing their nitrogen fertiliser inputs, according to the latest findings from independent farm-scale trials. Work at the AHDB Potatoes strategic potato – or “Spot farm” – in Staffordshire has built on a decade’s worth of trials comparing farm standard nitrogen rates to the lower rates that the AHDB deems to be best practice. Marc Allison, senior researcher with Niab’s Cambridge University Farm, says these comparison trials showed that it is possible to grow the same crop […]