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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, www.best4soil.eu. 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.

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…

October 14, 2019 | Blogs

Crop-soil-water relations

Agronomists need to establish a water balance to calculate the effect of water shortage on potato yields for use in explorations and decision support. Water balances allow the calculation of crop loss when there is a shortage and they also permit the calculation of the irrigation amount needed.

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