14 July 2021
'PIVOTAL TO BURNDOWN'
With flail and spray now the preferred option in potato desiccation, Farmacy agronomist Rich Daubney says there are some key points that can help growers achieve a cost effective and timely burn down.
Rich Daubney, who manages potato crops on mainly grade one silts in South Lincolnshire, North Cambridgeshire and Norfolk, says desiccation has been a key focus for his growers following the demise of diquat.
His customers produce packing and chipping quality potatoes including varieties such as Maris Piper, Melody, Agria, Markies and Sagitta. Yields average 45-60t/ha off the field.
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