Climate change has fueled raging wildfires around the world, bleached coral reefs and intensified hurricanes — and now it’s coming for Europe’s fries.
The warehouses of the marketers are filled well enough. However, there is a clear difference between gross and net yield this year.
As extreme weather events increase in frequency, Sara Maslowski, senior analyst at the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) for potatoes, reviews how this year’s weather conditions have affected the potato crop and prices when compar
The Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board ‘Potatoes’ has launched a new guide to help potato growers test for Potato Cyst Nematode (PCN), a pest that costs the industry more than £25 million each year.
This year’s potato harvest is expected to be one of the poorest in decades. Due to the prolonged period of drought, the total potato harvest this season will be around 20 percent lower than in the previous year.
In just 53 minutes, potatoes from a field in Herefordshire were turned into a bag of popular crisps and were put up for sale on the shelves.
Major potato desiccant diquat is set to be banned due to concerns related to the exposure of bystanders and residents and also its effect on bird life, with growers only likely to have at most one more season’s use of the product.
With low temperatures from last week expected to linger into this week, harvest is not looking good for potato farmers, experts say.