Irrigation: A balancing act [News, CHIPS]

Potatoes are shallow-rooted plants with a network of finely branched roots and a fairly large leaf area. This makes the crop very sensitive to even small deficiencies of water, which can negatively affect growth rate, quality and yields. Therefore, it is of
utmost importance to understand the requirements during each stage and how an excess or deficiency in moisture can affect your crop.

For more information on the CHIPS [January | February 2022] article by Chantel du Raan, Potatoes SA, and Prof Martin Steyn, University of Pretoria, click here.

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