Potato belongs to the Solanaceae family and it is indigenous to South America, specifically to the Andes range. It is the world's fourth-largest food crop being Solanum tuberosum the major species grown worldwide. Potato plants are herbaceous perennials that grow about 60 cm high, depending on variety, with the leaves dying back after flowering, fruiting and tuber formation. Potato growth is classified into five distinct growth phases: Sprout development, Vegetative growth, Tuber initiation, Tuber bulking and Maturation.
Climate: It is a cultivation of temperate zones, although with capacity of adaptation to different climatic conditions. It is sensitive to frost and low temperatures. It requires a large amount of water so it is generally grown in irrigation. A drip system equipped with a Fertigation device is the preferable method of irrigation.
NPK Drip or with sprinklers for balanced nutrition.
Use at tuber initiation, beginning of tuber growth and 10 days after the second application.
NPK Foliar for a boosted growth and enhanced maturity.