Potato crop 2021


south suffolk
Just got started here, about a week late so lucky not later what with the frosts an' all. M.Bard, not very even, a bit to do with frost and a bit from trying to irrigate over polythene, never ideal.


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Arable Farmer
I planted 0.4 ha of red potatoes (RED LADY) and 0.3ha of yellow potatoes (CARRERA) on april 10. Since i did not had a lot of rain from planting till few weeks back i am a little bit disapointed because i couldnt irrigate them earlier.

I used 400kg/ha of fertilizer 16 16 16 MOP (i know potato does not like chlorine from this kind of fertilizer but it was cheaper). I used TITUS 25 DF to get rid of weeds and now everything seems to be ok. Soon i will go first fertilization with AN or CAN 250kg/ha and last fertilization i will go with 150kg/ha AN. I will come back with photos if any1 wants to see my liitle potato plants


Arable Farmer
Hello everyone, i was wondering if someone can tell me if my plants has Potato virus Y or mosaic virus?
What about third photo, what are those black dots behind leaves? can it be mana or some kind of fungi?


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LIVE - DEFRA SFI Janet Hughes “ask me anything” 19:00-20:00 20th September (Today)

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Hello, I’m Janet Hughes. I’m the Programme Director for the Future Farming and Countryside Programme in Defra – the programme that’s phasing out the Common Agricultural Policy and introducing new schemes and services for farmers.

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