TITLE

Potatoes urgent priority

PUB. DATE
November 2007
SOURCE
Farmers Weekly;11/2/2007, Vol. 147 Issue 18, p80
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on the emergence of potatoes as an urgent priority in terms of improving water use. According to Philip White of the Scottish Crops Research Institute, potatoes account for almost 60% of all the irrigated water used in crop production in Great Britain. He added that the irrigation of potatoes for three weeks in early summer to control common scab accounts for an estimated half of all water used on the crop. He noted the possibility of reducing irrigation during the main tuber bulking period if efficiency was improved.
ACCESSION #
27637463

 

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