OPTIMIZING POTATO PRODUCTION THROUGH INTEGRATED MANAGEMENT OF IRRIGATION, FERTILIZATION, AND CULTIVAR SELECTION

  • Lucian Dordai
  • Marius Roman
Keywords: potato production, irrigation, fertilization, cultivar selection, integrated management

Abstract

Potato (Solanum tuberosum) is an important crop worldwide, and various factors, including irrigation, fertilization, and cultivar selection, can significantly influence its production. The article discusses the importance of efficient irrigation practices in potato cultivation, including appropriate scheduling, water application methods, and irrigation systems. It explores the effects of different irrigation regimes on potato growth, yield, and quality, considering factors such as water use efficiency, nutrient uptake, and soil moisture management. Furthermore, the article examines the role of fertilization in potato production, focusing on nutrient requirements, application rates, and timing. It highlights the significance of balanced fertilization to meet the crop's nutritional needs and optimize yield and tuber quality. Different fertilization techniques, such as organic and inorganic fertilizers, are evaluated regarding their effects on nutrient availability, soil health, and environmental sustainability. Additionally, the article emphasizes the importance of cultivar selection in maximizing potato production. It discusses the criteria for selecting suitable potato cultivars based on yield potential, disease resistance, market preferences, and adaptation to local growing conditions. The influence of cultivar choice on agronomic traits, tuber quality, and overall profitability is examined.

Published
2023-07-19
Section
Research articles