A review on agronomical aspects of potato production in north-eastern region of India
Publication Date : 16/06/2015
Besides more cropping intensity, per capita consumption of potato in the north eastern region is also four times higher than national average. In contrast to requirement, productivity of the same region is almost half of the country which highlights the significance of the crop. The climatic condition of hilly regions belong to the part of Eastern Himalaya of the country is quite suitable for growing more than one crop of potato throughout the year by selecting altitudinal variation. Hence, improving potato productivity is a key importance for farming community of north-eastern region. Efforts have been made to bring to light the previous research in this region and formulating future strategies to reduce the gap between potential and actual yield of potato crop in the land lock region of country. Further, the detection of the limiting factors that could be manipulated to increase productivity of potato is the major goal of such review. An overall examination of the climatic condition, soil fertility, quality seed, method of planting, integrated nutrient management, biofertilizers, potato based cropping system, scope of organic farming, weed management and plant protection measures are presented in this review.