Growing Potatoes for Profit

How to grow potatoes as a pro

Starting a Potato Farm – Professional Cultivation of Potato

 

Potato farming –if done rationally and on a scalable basis- can be a good source of income, provided you have available a well-drained, fertile soil with a pH of 5,2-6.7. Exposure to direct sunlight is also essential. Potato seeds along with soil condition are the two most important factors for the success of a potato farm. Climate is also important. A night temperature of below 59°F (15°C) is required for tuber initiation. Optimum soil temperature for normal tuber growth is 59 to 64°F (15 to 18°C).

The purchase of potato seeds represents about 50% of total expenditure. You may also need well-rotted compost, fertilizers and of course rented agricultural machinery for planting and harvesting potatoes (it is labor intensive to plant or dig up the potatoes manually on a large scale). A major advantage of potato cultivation is the long storage period (up to a year), which gives growers (that can store potatoes) flexibility and many options in terms of pricing and geographical marketing of their production.

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1.) Potato Plant Information

2.) How to grow potatoes

3.) Growing Potatoes for Profit

4.) Soil Requirements and Preparation for Potato cultivation

5.) Potato Planting, Seeding Rate and Plant Spacing

6.) Potato Fertilizer Requirements

7.) Potato Water Requirements and Irrigation Systems

8.) Potato Pests and Diseases

9.) Potato Harvest, Yield and Storage

10.) Q&As Potato 

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