Water-driven decision pays dividends

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12 October 2022
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Becoming a collaborator on island’s clean water group has brought its own rewards for The Jersey Royal Company.

THE Jersey Royal Company has managed to save £300,000 over six years after introducing new methodology and joining an action group to improve the island’s drinking water quality.

 

The company, which has been growing, packing and supplying the internationally-recognised and protected Jersey Royal new potato to UK retailers for more than 20 years, is a member of the Action for Cleaner Water group, which has played a key part in implementing a five-year Water Management Plan introduced in 2016 by the island’s Environment Minister.

 

The introduction was in response to findings that Jersey’s drinking water contained more than 50 mg / litre of nitrogen.

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The company sought a way to reduce the amount of fertiliser the company was using while finding a way of applying fertiliser in a much more targeted way.

 

It has done this with the introduction of a customised a Rotor Meter, customised for it its needs by Wisbech company Stocks AG. Further details are included in the November issue of Potato Review. Click here to subscribe if you don't already receive a copy.

 

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