Canadian Spud CongressUse of Cover Crops in Potato Rotations in the U.K.

Use of Cover Crops in Potato Rotations in the U.K.


This presentation covers the findings of the soon-to-be completed five-year AHDB Rotations Project, which investigated the effects of cover crops and organic amendments on potato crop performance and soil conditions in the United Kingdom.


Mark Stalham

Mark Stalham

Mark Stalham started his own consulting company, Mark Stalham Potato Consultancy Ltd, in November 2020. He was formerly head of the NIAB CUF Potato Research Group and guided the overall scientific direction, development and management of NIAB CUF’s activities, including knowledge exchange. With a PhD in potato crisp agronomy from the University of Cambridge in 1989, Mark has over 34 years of extensive experience at Cambridge University Farm and NIAB CUF and success in the areas of potato research and knowledge exchange. A considerable amount of his research in potatoes has focussed on soil and water management, including irrigation and cultivation strategies. He is well-published in peer-reviewed journals (h-index 15) and a regularly consulted reviewer and international conference speaker on potato agronomy.

The Canadian Spud Congress was held on Feb. 24 to 25, 2021. This was one of the presentations from it.

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