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IIT Mandi Shows The Way To Detect Disease In Potato Crops Using The Photograph Of Its Leaves

Indian Institute presents a Model To Detect Late Blight In Potato Crops Using a Photograph Of Its Leaves

July 21, 2021
Scientists from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Mandi, have developed a computational model for automated disease detection in potato crops using photographs of its leaves.
West-Bengal potato farmers make a killing as weather turns bad

West-Bengal potato farmers make a killing as weather turns bad

March 13, 2020
As weather in West-Bengal, India turns unfavourable, output falls sharply and potato prices shoot up.
Indian government limits movement of seed potatoes to contain Potato Cyst Nematodes

Indian government limits movement of seed potatoes to contain Potato Cyst Nematodes

October 29, 2018
In an effort to limit the spread of the Potato Cyst Nematode, the government of India has prohibited the movement of seed potatoes from Himachal, Tamil Nadu, Uttarakhand and Jammu Kashmir to other states
Farmers: Ammonia gas leak from cold storage destroys potato crop in 4 villages

Farmers: Ammonia gas leak from cold storage destroys potato crop in 4 villages

January 03, 2018
An ammonia gas leak from a cold storage plant near Agra (UP, India) has caused damage to potato crops across four nearby villages, affecting some 500 farmers in the area.
New potato variety in India, Kufri Lima, to take on the heat...

New potato variety in India, Kufri Lima, to take on the heat...

October 16, 2017
Farmers in India can expect higher yields and profits with the release of a new potato variety, Kufri Lima, developed by the International Potato Center (CIP) and the Central Potato Research Institute (CPRI)
Potato Growers in Hassan losing hope of good returns as lack of rain results in poor germination

Potato Growers in Hassan losing hope of good returns as lack of rain results in poor germination

July 02, 2017
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.
To boost potato export, India considers establishment of 'pest-free zones'

To boost potato export, India considers establishment of 'pest-free zones'

July 05, 2016
Aiming to boost potato exports, the Indian government is considering identifying ‘pest-free zones’ for the staple in production clusters of the growing states like Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal.
Delayed monsoon trouble for potato growers in Hassan, Karnataka

Delayed monsoon spells trouble for potato growers in Hassan, Karnataka

June 18, 2016
Lack of rain has left potato growers of Hassan - a district in the Southern Indian state of Karnataka in distress.
Brown rot infected potato (Courtesy: Potato Council)

Russia threatens to restrict potato import from India

April 08, 2015
Russia threatens to impose temporary restrictions on import of Indian potatoes.based on phytosanitary concerns (brown rot agent)
Karnataka potato farmers receive certified seed potatoes

Karnataka potato farmers receive certified seed potatoes

February 23, 2015
In the Indian State of Karnataka, the Department of Horticulture has decided to provide certified seed potatoes to 1,000 farmers for pre-monsoon cultivation on a pilot basis.
Potato Production India might be up 25-30 % over last year

Rabi Potato Production India might be up 25-30% over last year

December 23, 2014
Domestic potato production in India in the present Rabi season is likely to be 25-30 per cent higher over last year on account of good weather conditions.
Late blight symptoms on potato leaf

Late Blight expected to affect potato yield in West Bengal

February 12, 2014
Potato production in West Bengal is likely to be lower by 10-15 per cent on ‘late blight’ in a quarter of the growing districts.

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