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Potato Weed Management Practices in Kenya

Management of weeds is crucial in potato production; if not properly managed, weeds can lead to significant crop yield reduction and can host pests, diseases, and viruses (that can be […]

Technological Innovations that Revolutionize the Potato Industry

Technological Innovations that Revolutionize the Potato Industry

In the previous article we talked about “The Impact of Climate Change on Potato Industry and Possible Solutions“. Now it is time to focus on the solution and inovation transforming […]

The Potato A Journey through Time, and Cultures

The Potato: A Journey through Time, and Cultures

The potato, often perceived as a humble and unassuming tuber, has played a monumental role in shaping human history, culture, and agriculture. Its journey from a wild plant growing in […]

Farmers-Scientists panel on Climate-Smart Agriculture

Farmers – Scientists panel on Climate – Smart Agriculture

Scientists working on crops of huge economical & food safety importance will present the latest climate-smart agriculture ideas. Organized jointly by The Global Plant Council and WIKIFARMER. Scientists, working on […]

Q&As on Potato

Q&As on Potato

When to plant potatoes? At least two weeks from the last frost (February- April depending on the region) Alternatively, you can plant during the summer (July – start of August). […]

Potato Harvest Yield & Storage

Potato Harvest Yield & Storage

Harvesting and Storing Potatoes – Potato Yield per Acre A widely used pre harvesting technique is called “killing”. Many farmers “kill” the potato plants by stopping all irrigation, by mechanical […]

Potato Pests and Diseases

Potato Pests and Diseases

Common Potato Plants Pests and Diseases Unfortunately, potato plants often suffer from various pests and diseases across the world. The first precaution against pests and diseases is crop rotation and […]

Potato Water Requirements and Irrigation Systems

Potato Water Requirements and Irrigation Systems

How to irrigate potatoes – Potato Irrigation Requirements The irrigation systems most commonly used in potato cultivation are drip irrigation (labor intensive), sprinkler systems, overhead rain guns and boom irrigation. […]

Potato Fertilizer Requirements

Potato Fertilizer Requirements

How to fertilize potatoes – Common Potato Fertilizer Programs First of all, you have to take into consideration the soil condition of your field through semiannual or annual soil testing, […]

Potato Seeding Rate per Hectare

Potato Planting Seeding Rate and Plant Spacing

Potato Seeding Requirements – Number of Potato plants per hectare and acre We start by purchasing the potato seed. It is necessary to purchase only certified disease-free seed potatoes from […]