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Storage facility maintains crop quality throughout season

A Shropshire potato grower is reaping the rewards after building his own on-farm store for the crop – rather than sending it direct from field to processor.

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Metaldehyde guidelines must be followed, growers told

Potato growers using metaldehyde slug pellets this spring are being reminded to follow stewardship guidelines and keep the active ingredient out of watercourses.

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Seed potato exporters take action after Brexit devastates business

The UK and Brussels are being urged to resolve their differences on seed potato exports – so shipments can resume to and from the European Union.

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Crop Systems invests further in Norfolk factory

Potato storage specialists Crop Systems says it is responding to a major growth in the sector with further investment at its factory at Happisburgh, Norfolk.

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Robust blight strategy vital to tackle pesticide resistance

Pesticide resistance and the withdrawal of key chemicals could leave growers with just eight ways to combat potato blight, say scientists.

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Potato growers win harvest battle against wet weather

Potato growers have overcome a second successive wet harvest to produce decent yields following a challenging season.

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Straightforward harvest for seed potatoes

Good conditions across England and Scotland have enabled a speedy harvest of seed potatoes – with about 75% of the crop out of the ground by early October.

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Wildflowers could help control aphid-borne viruses in potatoes

Sowing wildflowers into potato crops could reduce aphid-carried viruses and offer an alternative to declining access to insecticides for growers.

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Washline helps secure retail opportunity for Scutt Farming

Specialist potato grower Scutt Farming is now supplying Morrisons supermarkets – one year after installing a new washline.

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Fenland grower refuses to forget his roots

The chips were really down for potato grower Tom Clarke earlier this year. But he is bouncing back. Judith Tooth reports.

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