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SPot Farm East - Elveden Farms - West Suffolk

20 February 2018

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Elveden Farms Ltd (, Thetford, West Suffolk - Map

Elveden Farms specialise in vegetable production, particularly potatoes, onions, carrots and parsnips.

They grow approx.12,000 acres of potatoes, which consists of a combination of processing, pre-pack, and our own variety of home branded salad potatoes

With help from The Greater Cambridge / Greater Peterborough Local Enterprise Partnership and AHDB funding, SPot Farm East puts potato research into practice in a commercial-scale growing environment.

Demonstrating cutting-edge techniques - appropriate to the region and market sector.


2018 dates will appear here


Programme 2017: Demonstrations and results:

​Common Scab Control and Irrigation

View a presentation of the results here

​Herbicides: Life after Linuron

View a presentation of the results here​

Manipulating Tuber Numbers

View a presentation of the results here​

Nitrogen and irrogation

View a presentation of the results here​

Reducing Run-off

View a presentation of the results here​

See the entire, nationwide SPot Farm programme and alternative sites.


Jenny Bashford 

Knowledge Exchange Manager

AHDB Potatoes

07500 100715




Graham Bannister

Knowledge Exchanage Manager

AHDB Potatoes

07580 704 673