Around Rs 9-12 per kg is spent on potato farming, but, of this, Rs 6-8 per kg is production cost and Rs 3-4 per kg is spent on harvesting, packaging, cold storage and transportation.
Potato yields in the UK appear to be faltering and one expert believes a yield competition like that seen with wheat could help the sector get closer to three-digit yield figures.
Weeds are a grower’s enemy, so tackling them head on early in the season can make a world of difference later.
2017 saw European retailers and potato growers scramble to comply with rules requiring lower rates of the commonly used sprout inhibitor chlorpropham (CIPC).
Beijing tasked state-owned enterprises, city governments and even universities with helping to jump-start GDP growth in the nation’s poorest areas.
The size of Northern Ireland’s retail potato market value has increased by 2.2%, or £1.0m, for the 12 months ending November 30th 2018. The latest Kantar figures show that the market was valued at £44.7m for the year.
During the 2017/18 season, an increase in planted area to 122.8 Kha was recorded. This was the second consecutive year of area increase, following the record low of 112.0 Kha planted in 2015/16.
Gran Bretaña: Hundreds of British farmers pulling out of potato production, industry organization says
The fall in planted area the past season in Britain has been paired with a long-term rationalisation in the number of registered growers, AHDB Potatoes says in its annual Market Intelligence report for 2018/19.