Potato harvest

Potatoes are an important UK crop grown over 140,000 ha producing 5.5 Million tonnes

Knowledge resources on potato research and guidance from AHDB have recently been archived at https://archive.ahdb.org.uk/


GB Potatoes is looking to take on some of the work and responsibility previously provided by AHDB - www.gb-potatoes.co.uk/

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The major commodity crops in the UK are wheat, barley, oilseed rape, field beans, sugar beet and potatoes, but around half of agricultural land grows grass.   

The Peach-Potato Aphid (PPA) known as Mysus persicae is known to feed on a wide range of plants including several grown as crops.  They are known to transmit viruses to crop plants including Turnips Yellow Virus (TuYV) which can lead to yield reductions in oilseed rape.

The Potato Cyst Nematode damages the roots causing poor growth, wilting during periods of water stress and early senescence.

A group of farmers is investigating with Harper Adams University how trap crops such as sticky and African nightshade can be used as a biological management practice.

Once every two years the whole of the Potato Industry comes together for this unique 'seed to shopping trolley' event. It's an exceptional networking and business opportunity for all those involved in growing, handling, processing and retailing the crop in this £multi billion industry.

Wireworms are the larval stage of click beetles.

Report for AHDB Abstract The AHDB is developing a What Works Centre for agriculture and

  Results from a field lab investigating if it's possible to irrigate with saline water. 

Improving connectivity in the seed potato supply chain Claire Hodges'

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