Tasmania predicts the decline of potato yields this year
Incessant rains and expensive fertilizers are forcing Tasmanian farmers to reconsider their potato planting plans, forecasting a significant reduction in its yield in the coming years.
Heavy rains have made the soil in Tasmania impassable for agricultural machinery. It also increases the risk of diseases of crops, and the increased price for mineral fertilizers puts even more pressure on the profitability of the farming business.
The representative of McCain, Beau Gooch, noted that growing potatoes is becoming significantly more expensive. As a result, weather conditions and other obstacles to applying mineral fertilizers can lead to a shortage of potatoes.