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Potatoes South Africa

Potatoes South Africa is a non-profit company incorporated under the South African Companies Act No 71 of 2008 whose main objective is to serve, protect and promote the interests of the South African potato industry.

In terms of its role in the potato industry, Potatoes South Africa operates as an organisation and its structure represents a network of participating role players and individuals who have the development and competitiveness of the industry at heart.

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+27 (0)12 349 1906
6 De Havilland Crescent, Persequor Techno Park, Persequor, Park Pretoria

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Nitrogen and potassium nutrition [News, CHIPS]

The potato is a highly productive crop with rapid dry matter accumulation over a short period of time. However, it has a high nutrient demand and to ensure successful production, sufficient nutrients need to be supplied by means of a carefully designed fertiliser programme. Due to their shallow, poorly developed root system and fast dry matter accumulation, potatoes have a rapid uptake of more nutrients within a short time compared to most other crops, such as cereals.

For sustainable potato production, nutrient management programmes must therefore be carefully planned and implemented to ensure that production conditions meet crop requirements in an effective manner. Production practices should be both economically and technically viable, but at the same time have little negative impact on the environment.

For more information on the CHIPS article by Prof Martin Steyn and Tlotlisang Nkhase, University of Pretoria, click here.

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