HC Deb 23 October 1973 vol 861 c474W
Mrs. Doris Fisher

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what type of yields he expects from the current home-grown potato crop; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Anthony Stodart

The crop seems to be in good condition. There has been little incidence of blight, but occasional soft rots, cracking and greening have been reported. Lifting is still going on, and it is too soon to forecast yield with any degree of certainty. However, the indications are that the yield from the 1973 crop will probably show an increase of more than ½ton per acre over that of 1972.

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