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Research into practice

SPot Farm East - Elveden Farms - West Suffolk

7 September 2018



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.


Results Day, 10 January 2019

2018 Programme:

·         Residual and contact Herbicides trial

·         Variety & PCN (Pallida): resistance and tolerance

·         Trap cropping options, demonstration

·         Black Dot, Nitrogen and defoliation, experiment

·         Determinacy

·         Sulphur

2017 Demonstration and results videos

See the latest results from our SPot East reuults day by clicking here

​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.


Graham Bannister

Knowledge Exchanage Manager

AHDB Potatoes

07580 704 673