The second of our GB potato lifting progress reports has just been launched by AHDB. As of WE22 October, 70% of the GB potato area (excluding seed) had been lifted. Progress is reported against total area of surveyed regions, including earlies but excluding seed.

Following a sustained period of heavy rain in late September, the soils moved from being too dry to too wet in just a few days. The unsettled weather persisted throughout early and mid-October resulting in challenges to potato lifting, especially for those on heavier land. Where weather and ground conditions allowed, lifting progress was steady and growers on well-draining soils cleared good areas.

Find out more

You can read the full report by visiting the AHDB Potato Lifting Progress dashboard. Here you can access the interactive tool to discover lifting progress across Great Britain.

If you’d like to find out more about the report, please contact Laura Walker.