Potato with sprouts
Staffordshire-based potato producer WB Daw & Son hadn’t chitted its seed for more than a decade but, after developing its own time-saving, easy-to-use system, chitting is now firmly back on the farm’s winter agenda. Chitting potato seed is the process where tubers are stored in trays and encouraged with light and controlled temperature to break dormancy and produce sprouts ahead of planting. The advantages are numerous – faster emergence, higher early yield, potentially earlier senescence and bulking, and quicker skin […]