Technical Guide - Irish Potato
$9.95

Technical Guide - Irish Potato

By GlenMais Publications
US$ 9.95
Book Description

This Technical Guide provides information on best practices in the production of Irish potato in Jamaica.

Potato remains one of the main staples in the Jamaican diet, and continues to be a priority crop for the agriculture sector. The market demand for Irish Potato, at 15M kilograms, equates to 1200 hectares of potato production, with the assumption that farmers attain a yield of 15MT per hectare (the total acreage takes into account 30% post-harvest losses). This is needed to satisfy 100% of local demand – MICAF.

Table of Contents
  • Acknowledgements
  • Foreword
  • Introduction
    • Climate
    • Soils
    • Site selection
  • Land Preparation
    • Soil assessment
    • Crop nutrient requirement
    • Fertilization
  • Soil Analysis & Crop Nutrition
    • Seed selection and preparation
    • Plant population and planting
  • Crop Establishment
    • Water requirement and management
    • Weeds
    • Diseases
  • Pest Management
    • Viruses
    • Insects
    • Yield
    • Maturity
    • Harvesting
  • Harvesting & Post-Harvest Management
    • Grading and sorting
    • Storage
    • Transportation
    • Planting Details
  • Appendix 1
    • Cultivation and Crop Care
    • Plant Growth
  • Appendix 2
    • Harvesting
  • Appendix 3
  • Bibliography
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