What is the objective of soil tillage?

What is the objective of soil tillage?

Soil tillage is to create favourable growing conditions for the plant and it is practised for many reasons which include: 1. The establishment of a seedbed for sprouting and root development – Good aeration and contact between seed tuber and soil must be...

WHAT IS A ‘SEED’ POTATO?

With the exception of plant breeders, we propagate potatoes vegetatively or asexually; potatoes of the same variety are genetically identical to their parents. So, the ‘seed’ that you’ll find to grow potatoes looks like, well, a potato. However, there are some...

EXPECTED YIELDS POTATO:

There can be very marked differences between yields of different plantings of a potato, depending on the cultivar selected, and on the environmental conditions prevailing during the growth of the crop. Even larger differences in yield between potato can be ascribed to...

Physiological disorders in potatoes

Common physiological disorders of potato foliage include frost, hail lightning, windburn, and air pollution damage. Damage from these disorders can be distributed uniformly across a field but may also occur in a pattern associated with a specific topographic feature...

What is the importance of ridging / earthing up the soil?

Ridging or earthing up is simply the process of adding soil to the crop such that the bed height is increased. Yields are increased by ridging because tubers are formed from the stems. Ridging also improves soil aeration, and enhances tuber growth, and minimises tuber...