Potato Crop Protection
Potatoes are produced throughout the year in South Africa. Cultivation of potatoes is done under varied climatic conditions within all of the 9 provinces, with a cultivated area of about 53 000 ha. Limpopo (21%), Free State (36%) and the Western Cape (14%) are the main production regions. These three regions accounts for 71% of production of potatoes in South Africa. The market for potatoes are divided into the formal fresh market, informal market, seed, processing and export market of which the formal market is the largest at 36 %
Potato plants are highly susceptible to a wide variety of diseases and insect pests. A thorough plant protection spray program, with weekly applications throughout the growth cycle of the potato plant is recommended in a preventative disease and insect management strategy.
- The challenges of plant protection in potatoes are extensive and varied.
- Adama South Africa provides effective means for complete crop protection in potatoes.
- With this brochure we strive to assist you in optimal crop management and income protection to obtain the full potential of your crop at harvest.
Our specialists are happy to support you personally. At the back of this brochure you will find the contact information of your regional Adama support, which you can download from the link below.