TITLE

Mild weather is cause of spud storage headaches

AUTHOR(S)
Spackman, Paul
PUB. DATE
November 2006
SOURCE
Farmers Weekly;11/17/2006, Vol. 145 Issue 20, p51
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
23347791

 

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