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WHAT IS THE BEST RECOMMENDATION FOR CROP ROTATION IN POTATO CROP?

by | Aug 30, 2020 | Blog, Uncategorized


Rotate Crops different crops take different nutrients from the soil. They also have different pests and diseases. These can build up if you plant the same crop again and again. To reduce pests and diseases and to keep your soil healthy, rotate your crops. This is where you plant a crop from a different family (note that tobacco, tomatoes are in the same family as potatoes).

After your potato crop, plant maize. Then plant cabbages, then beans. After beans you can return to potatoes. You will have healthier soil and a better crop. Beans and peas are legumes. They are very good for your soil as they add Nitrogen.

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POTATO FARMING GUIDES

Guide1: Selecting and Handling Potato Seed

Generally, a “five percent rule” applies with seed lots. A seed lot with five percent or more total defects is too high to use. To determine the physiological age of seed potatoes, gather a sample, place them indoors and allow them to sprout. Observe the sprouts that...

Guide 4: Monitoring Growth Stages of Potato

The growth of a potato can be broken down into five stages.   The table above has been reproduced with permission from Johnson, D. A., ed., 2008, Potato Health Management, 2nd ed., American Phytopathological Society, St. Paul, MN. Growth Stage I: Sprout...

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