Suffolk estate to become potato research and demonstration hub

Coordinated and co-funded by AHDB Potatoes, the Strategic Potato (SPot) Farm project at Elveden Farms near Thetford will showcase improved business and agricultural productivity and resource management.

Image: AHDB Potatoes
Image: AHDB Potatoes

The project will enable the industry to see the latest research innovations and practical science in action.

AHDB knowledge exchange manager and project coordinator Jenny Bashford said: "SPot will enable everyone involved in the industry to interact, highlighting any gaps where information needs to be more available. There is also a sharing of knowledge as well as the latest research-based thinking to take back to growers' own potato enterprises."

Elveden Farms has been awarded a grant of £109,000 from the Eastern Agri-Tech Growth Initiative towards this project, equivalent to half the total project cost.


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