Control of volunteer potatoes in vegetable crops

Volunteer potatoes are a serious weed of field vegetables, especially on arable farms with potatoes in the rotation. They can have an adverse effect on crop yield, quality and storage. In the light of many herbicides used for their suppression being lost, this factsheet summarises:

  • the causes of the appearance of volunteer potatoes
  • draws upon both commercial experience and research to offer strategies for control.

This information was last updated in 2007.