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Strategic Potato (SPot) Farm East – James Foskett Farms Ltd – Suffolk

13 August 2019

James Foskett Farms Ltd was officially appointed Strategic Potato (SPot) Farm East in September 2019. The new hosts begin a six year programme and will continue the work undertaken during the three year programme at Elveden Farms.

Farming 900 hectares within a 35 mile radius of Low Farm, located within the Deben Valley.

James Foskett grows potatoes, seed potatoes, onions, cereals and sugar beet. The farm also has an organic enterprise comprising butternut squash, green peas, onions and carrots.

They farm on light, free-draining irrigated grade 4 sandy loam soils, while a coastal climate allows for early season production.



  • August/September*– Desiccation and haulm destruction, Elveden Farms
  • Autumn 2019 – GREATsoils event, Elveden Farms

Past Events

2019 Programme

  • Chemical loss
  • Irrigation



David Wilson

Knowledge Exchanage Manager

AHDB Potatoes

07929 203 699