Side delivery digging
Early fields are dug using side delivery harvesting machines
Following on from côtil digging, the next group of smaller fields with lesser gradients are dug with side delivery harvesters and ASA lift machines.
The potatoes are lifted and laid gently on the ground to be picked up.
Digging progress is still very labour intensive at this stage of harvest.
The conditions this year are still wet and have been hampering progress, but the sun is starting to shine through which will make things easier and help boost sales.