Potato

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Botanical name:- Solanum tuberosum

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Scientific nameSolanum tuberosum
Common namePotato
Temperature requirement25-35 °C
Humidity40-50%
LightAt least six hours of sunlight
WateringWater everyday &keep moist
PestsColorado potato beetle, potato leafhopper, and wireworms
Pet friendlinessNot hazardous
Maximum plant heightUp to 100 cm
Potting mixPotting soil/red soil/manure/perlite
Pot requirementGood drainage & repot every 1-2 years
NutritionApply manure for first 15 days and npk for next 15 days
Pruning & trainingRemove dead & diseased leaves with sterile shears
Common color & seasonN/A
DescriptionPotato can be produced on a wide range of soils, ranging from sandy loam, silt loam and clay soil. Soil for potato should be friable, well aerated, fairly well supplied with organic matter. Well drained sandy loam and medium loam soils are most suitable for potato cultivation. Light soil is preferred. Alkaline or saline soil is not suitable for potato cultivation. (Ph 5.0-6.5).Potato is a cool season crop.It grows well from sea level to snow line, where sufficient moisture and fertile soil are available. Potato is a long day plant but cultivated as short day plant. It required favorable environmental conditions such as low temperature and short day conditions at the time of tuberization. It is a cool season crop and can tolerate moderate frost.It requires 20 °C soil temperature for better germination. Young plant growth is good at 24 °C but later growth is favoured by a temperature of 18 °C.No tuberization when the night temperature is more than 23 °C.Maximum tuberization is encountered at 20 °C.Tuber formation stops completely at about 29-30 °C.Planting is done in the hills when the maximum temperatures are about 20-22 °C and minimum temperature are about 12-15 °C. More Products

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