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Video: Newest Strategic Potato Farm in Great Britain aims to maximise quality in store

Image result for spot farm ahdb godfreyRJ & AE Godfrey, a mixed arable farm in North Lincolnshire in the UK is the newest Strategic Potato (SPot) Farm. On-farm events will begin in June. The SPot Farm programme up-scales the research and demonstrates the on-farm implementation of the science related to potato production. The initiative, part of an annual £1m+ AHDB investment in its Farm Excellence network, offers growers an insight into how new systems and practices can be implemented at their own potato enterprise, benefitting their businesses and the wider supply chain as well. The RJ & AE Godfrey operation becomes the fifth active SPot Farm in Great Britain. The enterprise grows around 440 ha of main-crop potatoes for the packing market each year. The farm spans the Lincolnshire/Yorkshire border and includes two soil types, a sandy loam on the Lincolnshire Wolds and silts on the Isle of Axholme. Maximising quality in store is a key goal for R.J. and A.E. Godfrey. Hear the thoughts of Director Alex Godfrey and Farm Manager Will Gagg – watch video