potatoes bed forming operations© Tim Scrivener
An investigation into the best cultivation strategies for potato production has found that growers could make savings without affecting yields by cultivating shallower. AHDB-sponsored work by Niab CUF at a strategic potato farm in Staffordshire examined primary and secondary cultivations, comparing commercial practice with deeper and shallower cultivation depths. The trial looked at how cultivation changes affected crop growth, yield and quality as well as fuel costs, speed of work and wear and tear of machinery. See also: Inconsistent lab results hindering […]