October best time for potato cultivation

Our Correspondent

Agriculture Department Punjab on Sunday urged farmers to cultivate certified varieties of potatoes during ongoing month of October.

According to spokesperson of the department, “Oc-tober is an ideal month for cultivation of potatoes. Fresh potato as seed, is not suitable for new cultiva-tion. Farmers should use disease free, certified po-tato varieties only.”

At least, 10 to 12 days before sowing, the remove the seed from cold storage and keep it in shady place so that seed should adapt normal, outside tem-perature. Similarly, the farmer should use seeds at rate of 1200 to 1500 Kgs per acre for autumn crop.

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