A vegetable growing season with long-term consequences

In an industry with long memories, many growers are saying 2018 stands out as the worst they’ve ever known – and the effects are going to be felt well into next year. The unprecedented combination of weather conditions has affected a wide range of field vegetables, writes Spence Gunn. “My father was born in 1939...

Sep 30, 2018
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Potato season review – whatever are we going to do with our weather?

From a cold and wet spring turning to baking hot weather, East Anglian potato crops were tried to their limit this year, reports Norfolk-based independent potato agronomist Andy Alexander. Planting was four or five weeks late, so rather than earlies, second earlies and maincrop all going in sequence, they were all bunched up together, he...

Sep 30, 2018
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