Potato can be grown under varieties of soil like loamy soil, sandy loam, slit loam and clay soil. Soil should be loose so that it can offer less resistance to the enlargement of tubers. Soil needs to be fertile and well drained. Acidic soil of pH of 4.8 to 5.4 is suitable for potato cultivation. Potato is considered as a cool weather crop. Vegetative growth of potato is good under 24-degree Celsius of temperature and for tuber growth 20-degree Celsius of temperature is suitable.
How to Prepare Land?
Bed should be prepared by properly ploughing the land up to 20-25 cm deep followed by harrowing. Sufficient moisture should be maintained in the soil before sowing.
Potato is propagated by tubers. Tubers are thick underground stems also called stolon.
Sowing time and Seed Selection
Potato is grown in October and November month in Rabi season, when maximum and minimum temperatures are 30-degree C and 20-degree C. Seeds/tubers selected should be of medium size (20-125 g weight) and obtained from reliable source.
POTATO GENERAL FERTILIZATION PROGRAM
DURING SOIL PREPERATION PERIOD:
LEO NPK: 10-20 kg/da (might be used with by mixing with the subsoil fertilizers.)
NANO ROOT: 100 gr to seed 200 cc NANO ROOT is added to the water that is used for soaking of the seeds.
WHEN BUDS ARRIVE TO THE SURFACE:
TERRA AMİNO- NANO FLORA 300 cc/da
KEY CYTOKİN 200 cc/da
GRUB (THROAT FILLING) PERIOD:
RAUND Urea INHIBITOR 30-40 kg/da
HERB MEDICINE PERIOD:
NANO ROOT 100 cc/da
NANO PROFESSİONAL 30-10-10+TE 250 gr/da
NANO PROFESSİONAL 10-52-10+TE 100 gr/da
TOGETHER WITH PROTECTIVE MEDICATION:
KEY CYTOKİN 60 cc/da
UNİCAL L 300 cc/da
WHEN LUMPS ARE IN WALNUT SIZE:
UNİKEY POTELEX 200 cc/da
BY MIXING WITH THE MEDICATION:
NANO PROFESSİONAL 17-8-27+2,5MGO+TE 250 gr/da
LUMP ENLARGEMENT PERIOD:
NANO PROFESSİONAL 17-8-27+2,5MGO+TE 3 kg/da
UNİKEY POTELEX 2 lt/da
26’ Nitrate 15-20 kg/da