Know How / Potatoes

In a tough potato market, our potatoes page aims to help you grow a more profitable crop in the face of rising inputs and volatile markets.

This is your starting point for addressing challenges such as disease and weed control, finding ways of managing pests, exploring precision farming and protecting the environment.

Key areas of focus:

  • Getting establishment right
  • Planning fungicide strategy
  • Keeping on top of weeds
  • Meeting market specifications
  • Planning irrigation schedules

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Latest potatoes Know How articles

DISEASE MANAGEMENT

Top tips on managing late disease in potatoes after diquat

The loss of diquat means potato crop desiccation will be a longer and more protracted process, which could increase the risk of late-season diseases such as tuber blight and rhizoctonia.…

PEST MANAGEMENT

All you need to know about controlling wireworm in potatoes

This season is the first where growers face managing wireworm without the key pesticide Mocap (ethoprophos) that has proved effective for some years in managing the costly pest. This means…

WEED MANAGEMENT

How to manage weeds in potato crops without diquat

There will be no room for complacency in potato weed control strategies this spring, as growers embark on their first season without broad-spectrum contact herbicide diquat. Up to now, weed…

POTATOES

How to plan potato planting for trouble-free crop desiccation

With the absence of desiccant diquat, potato producers are being advised to pay careful attention to field layout, nitrogen management and blight control strategy before planting this spring. Most independent…

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