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Belonging to the solanacea family, potatoes are a crop suitable for light to medium-heavy soils. Good development of tubers incurs high mechanisation costs.

This crop is also sensitive to prolonged drought, so it prefers deep soils.

Potatoes are a valuable preceding crop, despite their high nutrient needs.

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The minimum planting return time for potatoes in a rotation is 4 years.

Preceding crops that are very favourable to the proper development of potatoes are cereals followed by catch crops and green manure composed of grasses and legumes.

Vegetables followed by a green manure or catch crop are good preceding crops.

The potato is itself a good preceding crop for winter cereals and spring crops preceded by a cover crop, despite its high nutrient needs.

Success factors

Fertilisation

Absorption and export table of the main fertilising elements (in Kg/hectare) for a yield of 1 t/hectare.

Azote

A
E
3.2

P2O5

A
1.6
E
1

K2O

A
6
E
4.5

CaO

A
6.5
E

MgO

A
40
E

SO3

A
65
E

A : Assimilated    E : (Root) Exported

Absorption and export kinetics of the fertilising elements for a yield of 40 t /hectare.

Potatoes concentrate their nitrogen requirements during the formation of their vegetative parts to produce vigorous foliage.

Potash is a key component to grow potatoes. It is essential in the transfer of sugars from the vegetative parts to the root.

Secondary elements must also be monitored. The crop also has high calcium, magnesium and boron requirements for good development.


Our solutions for organic farming

Period of application:
Before establishment

Objective: Stimulating soil life, availability of nutritive elements and enhancing resources

  • Enhancing your soil and organic inputs
  • Improving the nitrogen availability of cover plants, compost for better growth and yield
  • Improving phosphorus availability

In addition, our different media will also bring magnesium and potassium for improved nutrition etc…

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Period of application:
On establishment

Objective: strong start-up, root growth and stress resistance

  • Good establishment to close the row rapidly
  • Stimulating root development for more exploration and yield
  • Improving stress tolerance for improved yield (quality)

In addition, our different media will also bring phosphorus, magnesium and potassium, necessary for nutritional quality, etc…

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Period of application:
On establishment

Objective: Stimulating the growth of crops for better quality

  • Stimulating root growth
  • Increasing soil fertility by providing organic elements (NPK)
  • Improving nutrient absorption

In addition, our various media bring for example potassium, necessary for nutritional quality, etc…

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