Flashcards in Potatoes Deck (20)
What is the average uk yield for potatoes per hectare?
45 tonnes per hectare
What percentage of potatoes are used for stock feed?
What are disadvantages of growing potatoes?
Expensive to grow
Problems with pests diseases and weeds
Heavily fertiliser reliant
What is the advantage of growing potatoes?
High yielding with a high gross margin
When is the main crop of potatoes harvested?
Why can't potatoes be grown in close rotation?
Potato cyst nematode
When's best to grown in rotations?
1 in every 6 years
What soils are best for potatoes?
Fertile peat and silt soils
Why is drainage important for potatoes?
Prevent water logging
What conditions does the seedbed need to be for potatoes?
Filth free from stones and clods
What percentage of uk arable land is affected with potato cyst nematode?
What is an example of crop advancement in potatoes?
Plant chatted tubers kept in a cold store dormant instead of seeds
How deep should potatoes be planted?
What spacing should potatoes be from each other?
When are potatoes planted?
March to April
When are potatoes harvested?
What types of herbicides are used for potatoes?
Contact and residual
How is potato cyst nematodes controlled?
What is fungal disease affecting potatoes?