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Groundwork begins for white potato season 2020

by: - November 17, 2020
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Farmers are being encouraged to begin registration for the White Potato season.

The potato seeds are expected to arrive on December 11, 2020, and farmers should be prepared to provide name, farm location or holding, area size/acreage and number of bags intended to establish.

White Potato Coordinator of the Ministry of Agriculture, Delroy Williams informed that Desiree Elite seeds will be imported.

“White potato registration season is open now; farmers are being encouraged to go to their respective regional offices to register for the potatoes,” Williams indicated.

“The established date for arrival is December the 11th, so we’re hoping at the ministry level we can start the selling of the seeds from the 15th of December.”

He added, “Farmers are asked to be in contact with their regional offices, make the necessary arrangements in terms of land preparations and so forth. We will be doing our best to ensure that the farmers have the necessary assistance in terms of fertilizers and other technical assistance that they need to produce the crop and we’re hoping for a very fruitful. The variety of seeds that we are importing is Desire Elite seeds between 35 – 55 mm which is the ideal size that has been requested by not only the farmers but also our supermarkets,” White Potato Coordinator of the Ministry of Agriculture, Delroy Williams stated.