Peculiar potatoes

Breckland Boy

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Mixed Farmer
Location
Breckland
I have a few patches of tatties throwing up shrivelled leaves, much smaller and darker.
Under ground all is well with regards to tuber numbers and their size compared to the unaffected areas.
Any ideas?
Could it be K deficiency?
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Bogweevil

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I have a few patches of tatties throwing up shrivelled leaves, much smaller and darker.
Under ground all is well with regards to tuber numbers and their size compared to the unaffected areas.
Any ideas?
Could it be K deficiency? View attachment 885561

Apparently recent sunny weather led to a significant increase in ozone levels which are reported to have damaged potato leaves. Ozone is produced by sunlight and vehicle exhaust.
 

robbie

Member
BASIS
If I remember correctly you use a fair bit of the liquid factory waste sludge stuff. Could it be something in that???? I've seen similar in beet where an excessive amount of shed washings along with detergents and disinfectants have been spread on ground.

Just a thought.
 

Breckland Boy

Member
Mixed Farmer
Location
Breckland
If I remember correctly you use a fair bit of the liquid factory waste sludge stuff. Could it be something in that???? I've seen similar in beet where an excessive amount of shed washings along with detergents and disinfectants have been spread on ground.

Just a thought.
I haven't put any on that field since early 17 pre beet.
The patches seem to correspond to the wet parts of the field. There are artesian springs within these patches and it never dries out. All on the top or side of a hill as well. The wet bits have to be avoided with the gunk as I would never get them drilled.
 

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Five nature-recovery projects spanning 100,000ha launched

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Written by Michelle Martin from Agriland

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Five nature-recovery projects spanning nearly 100,000ha across the West Midlands, Cambridgeshire, the Peak District, Norfolk and Somerset have been announced by the government and Natural England today (Thursday, May 26).

This is the equivalent in size to all 219 current National Reserves.

The aim of the projects is to deliver nature recovery at a landscape scale, helping to tackle biodiversity loss, climate change and improve public health and well-being.

All five projects will make a significant contribution towards the national delivery of the international commitment to protect at least 30% of land and...
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