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Researchers say apical rooted cuttings are the solution for cheaper potato seed in India
November 21, 2020
In a recently published research brief, CIP/CGIAR researchers Samarendu Mohanty, Sampriti Baruah and Ravindranath Reddy explain that the potato sector in India continues to face serious problems accessing good-quality planting materials at affordable prices for small and marginal farmers in many potato-growing states.
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.
35 New Potato Varieties to be released in Karnataka in the next three years
January 03, 2017
The Hassan Horticulture Research Extension Station of the University of Horticultural Sciences-Bagalkot (UHS-B) in Karnataka, India, is all set to introduce 35 new varieties of potatoes in the next one to three years.
Delayed monsoon 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.
May 21, 2013
Wholesale merchants in Karnataka have started selling their stock of over 30,500 tonnes of potato seeds brought from Punjab.
July 11, 2012
The horticulture department and Krishi Vignana Kendra had organised a demonstration of spraying pesticides in Narasipura in the wake of spread of blight disease for potato crop under Salagame hobli in the taluk recently.
November 26, 2010
Potato farmers have lost lakhs of rupees due to destruction of potato crop by a bout of blight, yet, they are yet to receive any relief money from the Agricultural Department.
June 14, 2009
Owing to the fear of blight, many farmers are shying away from cultivating potato. Last year, potato was grown on 50,000 hectares of land in the district, but the crop on 35,000 hectares was affected by blight, and farmers lost Rs. 300 crore as a res...