Strategic Potato Farms
Strategic Potato (SPot) Farms are part of AHDB's Farm Excellence network. Find your nearest farm among the 80+ locations across the UK here
Inspiring farm excellence through farmer-led discussions
The SPot Farm programme is a network of potato growers throughout the UK hosting scientific research on their farms, paid for by a £1.5m annual R&D investment fund.
Trials and demonstrations
We conduct trials and demonstrations across our national network of farms. Some work aims to address local challenges experienced by growers, identified by the host farmer. In other cases the farms host national multi-site trials taking place across the network.
A recent example of a national trial was our desiccation work in 2019, where a fully replicated trial was held at six sites across Britain - four of these sites were SPot Farms, where growers and agronomists were able to track progress at open days and field walks.
Aphids and Virus
“Our decision to host a SPot Farm was born out of a quest for knowledge, we have several challenges that come in to our business and businesses in the area who have light soils.