ADAPTABILITY TRIALS WITH DUTCH POTATO CULTIVARS

P. Kohler
The potato is a very important food crop in several parts of Ethiopia and farmers in the Eastern Wollega region are beginning to grow potatoes on a limited scale, both under irrigation and rainfed conditions. The area around Bako is proving suitable for production, but unfortunately potatoes have no immediate value as a cash crop in this area.

This may be due to several reasons, such as the inefficient cultural practices followed by the farmers, the use of low yielding cultivars and disease problems which are particularly serious during the rainy season. A series of trials were, therefore, initiated at the Bako Ethio-German Research Station, with the objective of increasing the importance of the potato as a cash crop in the area.

The programme was initiated by importing potato cultivars from Holland so that their adaptability under various cultural practices, soil, and climatic conditions could be studied.

Kohler, P. (1973). ADAPTABILITY TRIALS WITH DUTCH POTATO CULTIVARS. Acta Hortic. 33, 81-84
DOI: 10.17660/ActaHortic.1973.33.9
https://doi.org/10.17660/ActaHortic.1973.33.9

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