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Potato farming

When The Chips Are Down Get Them Up! A Starter Guide To Profitable Potato Farming

By Ruth Vaughan, CropNuts Technical Director, Msc. Applied Science “What I say is that if a man really likes potatoes, he must be a pretty decent sort of fellow.” —A. A. Milne, English writer (1882–1956) The Irish potato, Solanum…
Powdery vs Downey Mildew

Powdery Mildew Vs Downey Mildew: What's The Difference?

"What is this white powdery substance infesting my tomatoes? Pls help" is a question frequently asked by most first-time greenhouse farmers. Chances are, it's powdery mildew. Another common question is "What's the difference between powdery…

Curbing Horticulture Soil-Borne Diseases

By Ruth Vaughan In intensive horticulture, soil borne diseases cause yield and quality loss, and if left unchecked can result in complete project failure, as we have seen happen many times. All soils, unless completely dead, have a large and…