Potatoes

Potatoes are the world’s fourth most important food crop. They are vital to Western Australia being:

  • the second highest value vegetable crop after carrots, with a farm gate value of $54 million
  • the second highest value-adding horticulture industry after wine, amounting to $177 million through the value chain
  • a nutritious fresh vegetable, available all year round
  • raw material for French fry processing
  • outside revenue earner mostly from seed potatoes.

Articles

  • There is opportunity to expand fresh, crisp and seed potato production through increased winter cropping in the Mid West between Lancelin and Dongara. Such expansion will create opportunities for i

  • Expansion of potato production into the Mid West for winter production is a real possibility by using seed of the correct physiological age and quality.

  •  Potato spindle tuber viroid can reduce crop yields in potatoes and tomatoes. Use certified disease-free planting material and destroy infected plant material.

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