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potato seed selection

potato seed selection

लेखक - Lohit Baisla | 30/9/2020

In some states of North India, farmers start sowing potatoes in the beginning of October. For its good yield, the most important is the selection of seeds. If we make a slight mistake in the selection of seeds, then the entire crop can be spoiled. Through this post, you can see the method of selection and seed treatment of potato seeds.

seed selection

  • For high quality seed, get seed from local Krishi Vigyan Kendra or Agricultural Research Center.

  • Apart from this, you can also get seeds from any certified fertilizer-seed center.

  • While selecting seeds for sowing, rotten tubers should first be separated.

  • Only fully germinated tubers should be used for sowing.

  • The use of multiple-eyed sprouted tubers yields a large number of seed-sized potatoes.

  • Tubers weighing about 40 to 50 grams should be sown as seeds.

  • Use whole tubers for sowing. Sowing the entire tuber will yield only one plant from each tuber.

  • If the size of the tuber is large, then you can cut it and use it.

  • Sowing by cutting the tubers will increase the yield.

  • But if one tuber is infected with the disease, other tubers can also be affected by the disease with the knife used to cut potatoes.

  • To avoid this, use a knife to cut the tuber after thoroughly dipping it in a disinfectant solution.

seed treatment

  • Before sowing, treat the seed with Trichoderma viridi @ 4 g per kg.

  • Apart from this, 2 grams of Carbendazim per kilogram of seed can also be treated.

You will be able to get a better crop by selecting and treating the seeds in the manner described in this post. If you liked this information then please like this post. Ask us your questions related to this through comments.

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