Applying nitrogen to potatoes before planting© Tim Scrivener
Somerset potato grower Ollie Blackburn is cutting his nitrogen application by 30kg/ha next season on his potatoes after an on-farm trial pinpointed the ideal application for maximising yields while minimising waste. Some 80ha of potatoes is grown in a one-in-six rotation for the fresh packing market on the 1,000ha Dillington Farms, a mixed dairy enterprise with combinable and forage crops near Ilminster. It is also the AHDB’s SPot south-west farm. See also: Drip irrigating potatoes promises more crop per drop Last season, Mr […]