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Seed potato business is taking root in Haryana

There are various cultivars of potatoes which suit the agro-climatic conditions in Haryana. The potato crop is sown around October, harvested around March and it is due to the favourable climatic and soil conditions in the state, that attracted private players.

Now, there is a new trend of farmers getting into the seed potato production, earning more than the traditional crop or even the wheat they sowed till a few years ago.

The major districts growing potatoes in Haryana are Kurukshetra (26%), Yamunanagar (16%), Karnal (14%), Ambala (11%), and Sonipat (10%). These areas cover more than 75% of the state production. Both table and processing cultivars are grown in Haryana such as Kufri Pukhraj, Kufri Chipsona 1, Kufri Chipsona 3, Lady Rosetta, and Kufri Frysona, among others.

The Potato Technology Centre (PTC) in the village Shamgarh, district Karnal, is dedicated to producing high-quality planting material, standardising environment-specific production procedures, and creating a brand for Haryana seed potatoes.

Source: tehelka.com


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