23 January 1998

More potatoes – and earlier

MARKETABLE potato yields and early production can both benefit from the use of a carbohydrate-based growth stimulant, says UK supplier Cargill.

At the heart of the 12% yield responses achieved with foliar-applied Fulcrum CRV is the supply of carbohydrate at tuber initiation, says UK marketing manager Miles Grocott.

New research shows plants determine tuber growth rates at or around that time, with plants containing plenty of carbohydrate best able to withstand subsequent changes in growing conditions. &#42