Potato planter with seed potatoes© Tim Scrivener
Q GB potato plantings fell by 6.6% in 2015 to the lowest area on record, according to estimates by AHDB Potatoes. At 113,100ha, production was likely to total about 5m tonnes. “Growing conditions have been less than ideal, so yields are unlikely to reach levels seen in 2014,” said the report. Delayed lifting of the 2015 crop was supporting both old- and new-crop prices, with the first 2015 weekly average price at £185.14/t. See also: Potato Council secures EU funding […]
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