POTATO FARMING

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About Course

By the end of this course, the learner should be able to;

  1. Know the industry overview of potatoes
  2. Have knowledge on how to grow potatoes step by step
  3. Identify potatoes pests and diseases and their management

 

Course Content

INDUSTRY OVERVIEW FOR POTATO FARMING
Industry overview for potato farming • Potato production • Growing requirements  Potato varieties

  • Industry overview for potato farming
  • QUIZ

GROWING POTATO STEP BY STEP
Growing potato step by step • Land preparation and management  Site selection  Land preparation  Variety selection  Seed  Planting and spacing • Crop management  Weed control  Ridging/earthing up  • Harvesting  Dehaulming  When to harvest potatoes  How to harvest potatoes • Post-harvest handling

DISEASE AND PEST MANAGEMENT
Disease and Pest management a) pests • Potato tuber month • Aphids • Potato cyst nematode • Spider mites • Millipedes • Mealy bugs • Cutworms b) Diseases • Late blight • Bacterial wilt • Early blight • Bacterial soft rot • Potato leafroll virus (PLRV) • Common scab

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