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Potato Cultivation

Fiji potato farmers plant  locally grown seed for the first time.
In Fiji, the Ministry of Agriculture is working closely with farmers around the country who are interested in potato farming. This year will be the first year farmers will be planting the locally obtained seeds.
Karel Decramer quits as sales director at Dewulf
Karel Decramer has decided to quit as the sales director for the vegetable division of Dewulf, specialist in the field of harvesting technology for potatoes and carrots.
This Dewulf potato harvester harvests Puikula near the Arctic Circle
A 22-year-old Dewulf R3000S 2-row, self-propelled potato harvester, harvests recently in the Finnish Lapland. The machine harvests 70 km south of the Arctic Circle and is the most northern Dewulf harvester in the world.
Wednesday, July 12, 2017
How to get your potatoes to a market - ANY market - in rural Nepal
Potato farmers in Jumla are overjoyed. Unlike other years, vendors are coming to Jumla - a remote area in Nepal with very limited road access - to buy potatoes from farmers. This means they don't have to walk a full day to sell a single sack of potatoes - at a low price...
Updated estimates NEPG: EU North-Western potato area has increased
The total consumption potato area in North-Western Europe, has been estimated at 578.821 ha, which is 4.6% more than last year and 8.3% more than the 5 years average, according to the NEPG.
University of Idaho reports light potato psyllid pressure
Pressure from the tiny, winged insects that spread zebra chip disease in potatoes has been light in Idaho this season, emboldening some Idaho farmers to scale back on their pesticide programs.
Potato Growers in Hassan losing hope of good returns as lack of rain results in poor germination
Within 30 days into potato cultivation this year, growers in Hassan, Karnataka are losing hope of good returns in their field. The poor germination is linked by experts to the lack of rainfall.
Zambia urgently needs to regulate import of potatoes
Zambia and South Africa may be perfectly at peace, but farmers on either side of the Limpopo River - the border between the two countries - seem engaged in a trade war. And it is mostly about potatoes...