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UK: Protect potato crops from day one in storage

Concern about how well tubers will store once liftedAs wet weather proves challenging for potato lifting in some regions of the country, growers are being urged to consider management practises to prevent these conditions causing quality issues once crops go into storage. “Persistent rain across the UK has caused water logging in some areas and there are concerns about how well tubers will store once lifted,” said Morley Benson, Certis’ field sales manager. “This year reports of scab, black leg and tuber blight are not uncommon and harvest delays are likely to increase this pressure. Therefore, it’s even more important for growers to protect their crops to ensure quality is maintained from storage, to point of sale or planting as seed. More