Over the last few weeks, there have been tractors hustling no matter what window I look out of here at home. From fertilizing to banking the potatoes, there is quite a bit of field work to do once the crop has been planted. This photo clearly depicts the weed suppression that is achieved through banking the potatoes. As John works his way across this field, you can see the fresh earth hilled on the potatoes and the way the weeds are ripped out between the rows. It’s quite a difference from the section of the field that hasn’t been banked yet. To find out the other reasons we bank potatoes, you can visit “Banking: The Potato Farm Way.”
Thompson Potato Farm
Farming is fascinating!