The potato is a starchy, tuberous crop from the Solanaceae family. It is the world’s fourth-largest food crop and an important crop for India with India being the 2nd highest producer of Potato in the world. It is one of the few crops where India’s average production is higher than the world average at around 20 MT per Hectare.
Problems faced by farmers
Farmers face challenges at every stage of the potato growth and storage cycle.Soil borne diseases & pests like nematodes, cankers, rotting , blight and wilt are major problems faced by farmers.