Potatoes

Location
Ceredigion
This may interest you or not
Our Blight Trail Site , nearly a 1000 plots
Been on going for around 20 years
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Been told it's the best site in Europe for catching blight
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Rose3050

Member
Arable Farmer
This may interest you or not
Our Blight Trail Site , nearly a 1000 plots
Been on going for around 20 years
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Been told it's the best site in Europe for catching blight
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Im very interested in how to improve potato crops from ground pr
This may interest you or not
Our Blight Trail Site , nearly a 1000 plots
Been on going for around 20 years
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Been told it's the best site in Europe for catching blight
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delilah

Member
There's a bit of spud talk in the cropping section but my guess would be spuds are generally grown by larger farms, employing staff. Regular TFF posters don't seem to be in that category, especially in Agricultural Matters.

Said from the safety of the other side of the world :ROFLMAO: :ROFLMAO: .
But why are they 'generally grown by larger farms' ?
(We both know why, but lets play the game)
 

kiwi pom

Member
Location
canterbury NZ
Said from the safety of the other side of the world :ROFLMAO: :ROFLMAO: .
But why are they 'generally grown by larger farms' ?
(We both know why, but lets play the game)

Because they generally require a lot of labour and a lot of up front money.
Most farms on busy ish roads could probably do well out of an acre or two of spuds but its a lot of work and not everyone wants it.
 

delilah

Member
don’t blame the plough either!😂

There is little potato chat on here, for the same reason that there is little apple chat, or pig chat, or poultry chat.
It is the same reason why in 10 years time there will be little dairy chat, or arable chat.
And the same reason why in 20 years time there will be little suckler or sheep (the last refuge of farmers) chat.
 

Mark Hatton

Staff Member
Media
Location
Yorkshire
There is little potato chat on here, for the same reason that there is little apple chat, or pig chat, or poultry chat.
It is the same reason why in 10 years time there will be little dairy chat, or arable chat.
And the same reason why in 20 years time there will be little suckler or sheep (the last refuge of farmers) chat.
I think we have quite a broad spectrum of discussion from across the industry, it’s interesting that when we’ve done the most ‘popular user comps’ many of the top posters aren’t the usual suspects, if memory serves me correctly the last one had the top 10 or so were from the livestock section. There’s room for greater discussion across the board, I’ve always had an interest in Veg corps and kit, just don’t tell the boss!
 

Bury the Trash

Member
Mixed Farmer
There is little potato chat on here, for the same reason that there is little apple chat, or pig chat, or poultry chat.
It is the same reason why in 10 years time there will be little dairy chat, or arable chat.
And the same reason why in 20 years time there will be little suckler or sheep (the last refuge of farmers) chat.
Im not sure he gets it.

There is a lot less numbers of that sort stock around and its ongoing, quietly, livestock markets are not what they were /dont have the throughput and will dwindle even more as well .
 

kiwi pom

Member
Location
canterbury NZ
There is little potato chat on here, for the same reason that there is little apple chat, or pig chat, or poultry chat.
It is the same reason why in 10 years time there will be little dairy chat, or arable chat.
And the same reason why in 20 years time there will be little suckler or sheep (the last refuge of farmers) chat.
There's plenty of farmers in all sectors but for some reason, they don't show up in TFF Agricultural Matters. Perhaps the membership is made up of all types of farms, big and small but I don't think the posters are a particularly accurate reflection of UK Ag.





Especially the overseas member who isn't even a farmer. o_O:facepalm::sorry:
 

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HSENI names new farm safety champions

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Written by William Kellett from Agriland

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The Health and Safety Executive for Northern Ireland (HSENI) alongside the Farm Safety Partnership (FSP), has named new farm safety champions and commended the outstanding work on farm safety that has been carried out in the farming community in the last 20 years.

Two of these champions are Malcom Downey, retired principal inspector for the Agri/Food team in HSENI and Harry Sinclair, current chair of the Farm Safety Partnership and former president of the Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU).

Improving farm safety is the key aim of HSENI’s and the FSP’s work and...
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