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13 March 2018

See the latest Seasonal Water Management guide for 2018

The latest Seasonal Water Management Guide for Potatoes summarises the latest research findings and recommendations for efficient seasonal water management for potatoes, based on AHDB-funded research projects and work conducted at Strategic Potato Farms by Dr Mark Stalham of NIAB CUF.

This publication aims to:
- Improve marketable yield
- Maximise quality and reduce defects
- Increase water use efficiency
- Reduce nutrient (particularly nitrogen), soil and water loss

Seasonal Water Management Guide for Potatoes 2018​



Useful Resources

Water Abstraction


Environmental Permitting for discharges to surface water and ground water

  • If you are going to make a discharge to surface water or to groundwater (including via an infiltration system) you may need to apply for an environmental permit

Ground water

  • View designated groundwater source protection zones covering wells, boreholes and streams used for drinking water

  • Revised version of "Groundwater Protection: Principles and Practice" can be viewed here

AHDB Potatoes Water Research Projects