“Environmentally Sound” Potato Introduced To British Consumers

An “environmentally sound” potato which needs less water and fertilizer than other varieties was launched this week in Great Britain, The Press Association of Scotland reports. The new potato variety, the Vales Sovereign, was developed by the Scottish Crop Research Institute (SCRI) in Dundee.

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The oval-shaped potato, which hit the supermarket shelves at Tesco stores across Britain on Monday is reportedly resistant to high levels of disease and is cheap and easy to grow. The supermarket’s potato buyer, Jonathan Corbett, said: “Brits love their spuds and we want to bring exciting new varieties to our shops.”

“This potato is a milestone in farming history as it will allow growers a large yield for a relatively small outlay while being environmentally sound,” Corbett added. “It is also a real coup for Scotland where it was bred and may one day go down in agricultural history.”
 

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Avatar for Anonymous Anonymous says:

An “environmentally sound” potato should not be planted with a chemical fungicide seed treatment …but with an environmentally sound, natural fungal seed inoculant that improves the nutrient acquisition abilities of the potato.

Check out our EndoFine SI …works on most crops and is at least additive with rhizobium species for legumes.

We are launching in the U.S. into cereal and pulse markets this spring. Potato, a small acreage crop, will be later.

Avatar for Anonymous Anonymous says:

I am very interested in this new variety.I would like to obtain this variety.TIA Dr.Seymour Lesonsky DBA Mountain Valley Farms

Avatar for Anonymous Anonymous says:

How does it save money, most of the cost of production is in seed, harvest and handling and it would need that like another potato. What less fertilizer, less fungicide, for how long?

Avatar for Anonymous Anonymous says:

An “environmentally sound” potato should not be planted with a chemical fungicide seed treatment …but with an environmentally sound, natural fungal seed inoculant that improves the nutrient acquisition abilities of the potato.

Check out our EndoFine SI …works on most crops and is at least additive with rhizobium species for legumes.

We are launching in the U.S. into cereal and pulse markets this spring. Potato, a small acreage crop, will be later.

Avatar for Anonymous Anonymous says:

I am very interested in this new variety.I would like to obtain this variety.TIA Dr.Seymour Lesonsky DBA Mountain Valley Farms

Avatar for Anonymous Anonymous says:

How does it save money, most of the cost of production is in seed, harvest and handling and it would need that like another potato. What less fertilizer, less fungicide, for how long?