– There are other preparations that work better, says Åsa Rörlin who, in addition to growing potatoes, also works with advice to other farmers on growing potatoes and other crops in her job as a potato consultant.

At Bodaholm's farm on Värmlandsnäs, small potato plants are starting to appear in raised furrows on large fields. 35 hectares of potatoes of the varieties, including Solist, Faxe and King Edward, are expected to be ready for harvest sometime in August/September. Late blight is common and several preventive treatments are required. But Åsa Rörlin does not think that consumers should be worried about eating potatoes and vegetables.

"No, you definitely shouldn't do that. It's a fantastic food that you shouldn't be afraid of," she says.

Not effective enough

According to her, organic farming can be an alternative, but when it comes to late blight, the preparations that are approved for organic farming are not effective enough.

"It's not easy when it comes to late blight, you probably have to choose other potato varieties.