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Equipment Harvesting
Windrowing some potatoes can increase yield

October 24, 2012  By Farmers Weekly

October 23, 2012 – The fewer times a potato is handled, the better its chances of remaining free from bruising, says Will Gribbon, manager of Heygate Farms’ Snailpit Farm, near Swaffham, Norfolk, UK.

And one of the best ways to achieve this at harvest time is to windrow them, place harvested potatoes on top of a bed that has yet to be lifted and, in effect, lift two beds in one pass with the harvester, he says. READ MORE


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