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January 27, 2022 | News

Pilot project with Dutch innovative soil moisture control at Ukrainian potato farms

A pilot project with innovative Dutch precision farming technology has been implemented at Ukrainian potato farms.

June 04, 2021 | Articles

Best4Soil: all agricultural Europe benefits

Recently, the European practical network Best4Soil went live with an appropriate webinar launch. A wonderful initiative in which all current knowledge about nematodes and soil fungi has been brought together on the highly informative website, Highly recommended to every farmer who works on keeping soil and plants healthy, and which therefore benefits the potato…

August 24, 2020 | Blogs

Water limitation of potato crop yields at the soil and plant level

When the potato crop has just been planted, soil surface water evaporates. After emergence, the plant loses water through transpiration. The term for evaporation and transpiration added together is evapotranspiration. When over a certain period, precipitation from rain and irrigation is less than evapotranspiration, the soil loses water from its reserve.

June 03, 2020 | Articles

Growing interest in American Kinsey-Albrecht soil analysis

The American Kinsey-Albrecht soil health programme has focused on a comprehensive soil analysis ever since 1973. This with the aim of improving soil fertility and resilience of plants such as the potato. The two developers of the analysis started out from the idea that an active soil biology ensures the capture of nutrients, which then…

March 09, 2020 | Blogs

Pre-planting operations in potato cultivation: Tillage

Of all arable crops, potato needs the most extensive tillage and is not suitable for no (zero), low or minimum tillage. The latter are two systems where the topsoil is not or only marginally disturbed. Low tillage is usually only applied for combinable crops.

December 06, 2019 | Blogs

Salinity as an increasing soil problem for potato production

Salinity worldwide is an increasing soil problem, especially in coastal areas with salt water intrusion. Salt also accumulates where irrigation takes place without proper drainage. In the range of crops going from tolerant, moderately tolerant, moderately sensitive to sensitive, potato is classified as ‘moderately sensitive’ according to the FAO classification described in the document on…

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