Mild weather is cause of spud storage headaches

Spackman, Paul
November 2006
Farmers Weekly;11/17/2006, Vol. 145 Issue 20, p51
Trade Publication
The article reports on the storage problems faced by potato farmers in Great Britain because of an unseasonably mild autumn. Wet rots, sprouting and secondary growth are all bigger problems than normal, particularly for crops in ambient stores in more southern parts of Great Britain, says Adrian Cunnington from the British Potato Council's Sutton Bridge. Where no irrigation was available, a lot of secondary growth was also seen and this is starting to break down in store, he notes.


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