Contents tagged with harvest

20 November 2020

The total harvest of British potatoes this year will be 5.3m tonnes according to provisional estimates

15 October 2020

Things can quickly change in a store environment so it is important to carefully control factors such as temperature and condensation.

13 October 2020

Guidance, webinars and training on potato production, crop protection and potato agronomy

20 August 2020

Pictures and video of commercial potato crops during haul destruction and tips and guidance from leading researchers on how to apply desiccants, and use mechanical alternatives to diquat for desiccation of potato crops

18 September 2020

Our latest research on burn-off of potato crops without diquat and guides on best practice and health and safety at harvest

14 August 2020

Damaged crops cost the UK potato industry over £200/ha and care needs to be taken at every stage of the production system to minimise this cost. Planning ahead, routine maintenance and adapting machinery settings to the conditions are key areas to reducing the risk of damaging crops

21 September 2020

Timely desiccation is important to stop bulking and optimise yield, as well as prevent re-growth and the spread of virus.

14 August 2020

Achieving adequate skin-set is the key part of any desiccation programme, and will be a challenge post-diquat. Our national desiccation trial is considering 4 chemical options (2 that are currently approved for UK use, and 2 that may gain approval in the future) and 5 mechanical methods

14 August 2020

With growers no longer able to use diquat to desiccate their potato crops, AHDB trialled four different haulm toppers at Strategic Potato (SPot) Farm North

15 September 2020

Which chemical desiccation options worked well in the field this season? Includes footage from 2020 crop and 2019 trial results

11 August 2020

An in-field view and independent data on how best to replace diquat as a desiccant. Chemical and mechanical options reviewed.

12 June 2020

Brian Barker whats to see how far he can reduce inputs in wheat