14 July 2021

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.

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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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