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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New potato facility reduces costs and allows longer storage

After a store-ravaging fire destroyed his older buildings and boxes in 2016, specialist potato producer Philip Smith invested in a new super-efficient facility that is cheaper to run and maintains…


How biostimulants can reduce heat stress in potatoes

Potato growers are being urged to take extra care to protect their crops from heat stress, and using a biostimulant this season might help. Delayed planting and slow emergence after…


Why industry-wide effort is needed to beat potato viruses

Across Europe, a recent rise in seed potato crops being downgraded due to virus diseases sends a very strong message that action must be taken now to arrest the upward…


Potato blight: What UK farmers can learn from Europe

A combination of wet weather, new double fungicide-resistant strains of blight and repeated block applications of fungicides resulted in 2023 being one of the worst late blight seasons in the…

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